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I have always been a sucker for love and from the moment I started my first relationship I just never wanted them to end. I endlessly wished someone would
Every night, before going to sleep, I stare blankly at the dark ceiling thinking about various things: How to make my mother happy? How to stop my father
During the last two years of my marriage, I had started keeping a very detailed journal in the form of a Word document on my computer. Finally doing the
Okay, so I have known this girl I was friends with for seven years. I used to go to high school with her. We started hanging out. Me thinking, okay she's
It all started when I was a freshman in High School. I started dating a guy whom I felt was charming and fun. One night I left the house with him for a
I am just me. I am healing, slowly. I left the man who abused me six years ago. So to everyone else, I am fine now. But I know different, as most of you
Domestic Violence was not supposed to happen to me! I help people that are torn apart by abuse! There must be some mistake, right? I am a 41-year-old
“I may be from a third world country, but I have a heart as you do, emotions like you have and dreams to pursue. On my first Eid as a married girl, I
My mother bailed when I was just two, and my little sister was only barely one. She had vanished until I was almost four when she took me from my father's
Short Story II.The longer I stayed with my abuser, the more zombie I became. The man I loved was sucking the life right out of me psychologically and physically.
We've Been married a few years now, but I feel like I have been sleeping the whole time. My husband never put his hands on me, but the words he uses are
I married into a family in which it was perfectly acceptable to demand lots and lots of money from the daughter-in-law's father. But, if the daughter-in-law
Many years ago I had been seeing this bloke for a while, and I was head over heels with him however he didn't feel the same about me, and he ended the
I am 35 years old, and just up until recently I did not think I had a voice or that I did not matter. I thought my existence had no meaning. I grew up
SHORT STORY I.I was primed as a child to accept verbal abuse, threats, and violence. I thought that was normal. I also had another strike against me; I
Life threw a boulder at me, and I let it crush me. Into a million, helpless pieces. I'm a beautiful, university educated woman, who allowed a 300-pound
My story is simple. I'm married to a man that has stated: He is one with our son. If I do not want to be married to him, then I don't get to be a mother,
So I dated a guy for two years or so. He was so mean to me. He hit me every day, most the time for literally no reason. I guess just for his amusement.
This photo is an accidental selfie taken at the end of day one of my escape. I left with the clothes on my back and a smashed phone. I went to buy a phone
I was 18 years old when I meet what I thought was the love of my life. He made me laugh and smile again after losing my brother a year before. I was 18
Hi, GDVH Team, I am an advocate for reducing domestic violence, abusive relationships, and gender inequality. As you know, domestic violence and abusive
So, I'm out of it, finally. Two years of living with a narcissistic alcoholic who bullied, belittled, tormented me, and who told me I was a worthless loser,
Being a single mom sometimes can leave you feeling like you're alone. Realizing that the little child looking up to you isn't enough to get it together
I've read many of the stories on this site all are sadly familiar. The last couple weeks with my malignant narcissist/ sociopathic spouse have been the
I was in a relationship with a 24-year old that I met on Tinder. At first, everything was great he was loving, caring, passionate, and considerate. One
I (who am a grown woman) experienced my father's violent temper from childhood until adulthood. My dad recently went on a tirade and warned me that he
I met Nick when I was 23 years old at Lipstick, a local dance club. I was a young, show-going scenester who prided herself in the multiple stamps on her
Dear Sir, Domestic Violence is one of the oldest social menaces in human history, yet while society has made significant progress on other issues such
I had met him when I was only 13 he was my boyfriends best friend as bad as that sounds. But a year later our paths crossed and there was a strange connection
I was around 23 when I met my ex-husband, and I had a three-year-old son from a previous relationship. He was my knight in shining armor (or so I thought).
I was happy when I meet George. I fell in love. Our relationship was great until we got married. He became very controlling over my car, my money, made
I have recently managed to remove myself from an abusive relationship. It has taken many years, but for the last year, I have kept a blog, documenting
I lay here tearing myself apart piece by piece because you tear me apart piece by piece. You don't know how to express your anger positively such as punching
My name is Joanne. For five years I have been a victim of domestic violence. He tried many times to choke me. He said hurtful things like after him no
From the moment I met him I knew I loved him, it felt like I knew him for all time. It started small, flashes of anger then telling and breaking things.
PrologueIt was “some Friday in September 2002”. I’ve never actually gone back to assign a date, as I felt it was too much like attaching a name to a mass
My name is Rose Condon. I became a burn survivor due to domestic violence on November 22, 2011, by the hands of my ex-boyfriend in Dundalk, Maryland. I
He treated me like a princess, once in a while. He would cook for me every night, and tell me off if I didn’t eat all his food. He would, once a year,
It all started so innocently. Our first date was over seven hours long. Seth was easy to talk to, pleasant to be around and very charming. Our relationship
Hello. My name's Patrick. I'm submitting a poem. Bio: I was born in Nyack, New York. I currently am living in Washingtonville, New York with my aunt.
Why don’t we talk about “nonphysical” spousal abuse? The victim often doesn’t even realize she’s a victim. She’s been lead to believe that what she is
There was once a man who loved his mother. He was a genuine “Mama’s boy.” They spoke every day, sometimes more than once! He cherished her and shared everything
Sexual abuse, sex slave, and domestic violence were the words I had never associated with my experience. It was only retelling what I have been through
The cockroach crawls onto the laptop towards my fingers. Terrified, I almost flung my laptop onto the mattress, where the corpse of another cockroach lay
Here I'm going to share my tragic story. I married a US citizen and came to the USA. That marriage took place back home. After almost a year, I came to
I was in an abusive marriage that started out being emotional and then turned physical. I left, vowing to myself that I would rather be by myself than
It all started when we met for the first time, I flew over to see him and felt like the luckiest girl ever. He was sweet, chivalrous and a gentleman. I
I look in the mirror, and I see my chipped tooth. Every day I'm reminded of that night. Forth of July, two days before our anniversary when he got drunk
Two years ago I was the survivor (some of you prefer victim), ending 13 years of abuse! My daughter's father and husband abused me! So we will start