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The Domestic Violence Help Blog will keep you up to date with news and resources in the field.

The editors of GDVH feel that our contributors provide timely and relevant stories and articles that can give encouragement and exhortation to others. This make GDVH the best domestic violence blog on the web, with lots of highly relatable and actionable stories of intimate partner violence and escape from desperate circumstances.

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Jul 07, 2017

Living in Hell

I have been dealing with domestic violence for a very long time. I have been stabbed, raped, brutalized, peed on, jaw broken, and had my kids taken by

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Jul 07, 2017

1st Place Winner - VHSL Film Festival PSA, Domestic Violence Awareness!

This public safety announcement (PSA) commercial won first place in the VHSL film festival throughout the state of Virginia and brings awareness to domestic

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Jul 07, 2017

Exposing our abusers to raise awareness in a big way! I'm breaking my silence and not protecting these abusers by remaining quiet as they wanted. A close

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Jul 07, 2017

There is Always a Way Out

This will be the best and only advice you will ever need to escape abuse. First, put yourself first, because if you don't, how do you expect anyone else

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Jul 07, 2017

Will they kill?

My novel, Safe House, is fiction, but the risks victims of domestic violence face are very real and can be deadly. Abusers can affect more people than

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May 03, 2017

I just need a little help to get back on my feet!

Hi I am a 52 year old woman who has the last five years isolated in the mountains from any friends or family. My choice to relocate from the Midwest, but

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Apr 05, 2017

Domestic Violence Relationship Story from H. - I wish I left when I saw the warning signs

So I met this guy at my 16th party and he seemed perfect at first, he was so charming and got along with me and all of my friends and family, he actually

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Apr 04, 2017

What if I do miss him?

So what if I do miss him? What if I sometimes imagine if we were still together? How sickening is that? So what if he locked me up in the car because

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Apr 04, 2017

A Long Time

About 3 months in it was the jealously. I was talking to a friend of my cousin's, a guy I had known since we were in diapers, and T told me I couldn't

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Apr 04, 2017

Been Living in Abuse All My Life

Since I was a child, I witnessed abuse, men hurting my mom, mom hurting men and later women... a childhood far from safe.. Later on in life I took all

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Apr 04, 2017

Surviving Two Monsters

My horror story started at 15. I started a relationship with an abuser. He suffocated me, beat me, and attempted to drowned me to create a fear no one

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Apr 04, 2017

Crazy Ain't Cute

Dorm Room Devil I hopped on the elevator with about five other residents and pressed the orange lit button making my way up to the fourth floor. That Friday

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Apr 04, 2017

Domestic Violence Story from "Kenney D"

I fell for him because he showed me so much love. He told me I was his queen, his trophy wife. It was exciting and real. I thought this is it! But then

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Apr 04, 2017

He was a wolf in a sheep's suit.

We were together for a year and a half. He was the man I thought I'd marry. He loved me so much, and I thought he could do no wrong. I'm not here to bash

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Mar 21, 2017

My Ex Husband Snapped and Hurt My 2yr Old Boy

My Ex husband had always been very controlling and manipulative. I always gave in and at times tried to speak up, it was bearable before having children.

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Mar 21, 2017

Dark Poison

I won't go into detail on how young I was, or how he was older. I won't even tell you how naive I was because I'm sure you already know. The first was

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Mar 21, 2017

Holidays Always Made Me Anxious

Holidays Holidays always made me anxious. You could never tell when something would kick off. Only that it would. Without warning. At least to any of

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Mar 21, 2017

When you can't do anything

I’ve listened to my friend telling of her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. I’ve seen her husband’s face get red with anger and his eyes turn black.

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Mar 15, 2017

Too Young to Get It

I was only 16 when I started dating my abusive ex boyfriend--I will refer to him as R. At that age, conflict was normal and even kind of exciting, so when

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Mar 12, 2017

A Nightmare of Two Years

Aleks and I met four years ago in 2012 at our neighbors house late one night at a party. He and I really had nothing in common because he was Russian and

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Mar 12, 2017

Does the Pain Ever End?

I was with a man for 20 years of my life. He,gave me two beautiful children. Our daughter will be 19 years old in July and in her first year in college

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Mar 12, 2017

B. E. was a Nightmare: My Escape

B. E. began having sex with me at the age of 13. He was in his 20's at the time. Off and on I would break up with him, and he continued to pursue me until

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Mar 12, 2017

Know Your Worth

Knowing that you’re happy in a relationship is an easy thing to accomplish. From the beginning phases of seeing each other very often and when you aren’t

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Mar 12, 2017

Gays Feel It Too

The very first time I thought it was a game. I was 14 years old. I laughed a little, I thought it was to make me tough. I just started at my high school,

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Mar 12, 2017

Domestic Abuse and Addiction is a web resource that seeks to provide well-researched, fact-based resources for individuals struggling with addiction, substance abuse,

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Mar 07, 2017

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Mar 07, 2017

Please help me to not have to rely on my abuser

My (almost ex) husband and I have 2 special needs children together. They witnessed the first, last and only time he became violent. To make matters worse

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Dec 07, 2016

I Thought he Loved me..

I truly thought this man loved me. Everything was PERFECT!! Well, at least I thought... Most days were better than others. Until the accusations came.

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Dec 06, 2016

From Fairy Tale to Nightmare from Brooke S. Part 1

It is completely true that domestic violence comes full circle. The relationship started out as a fairy tale when we were dating. But there were horrible

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Dec 06, 2016

From Fairy Tale to Nightmare Part 2

Read Part 1 of Fairy Tale to Nightmare He had started seeing a Psychiatrist in July 2015. I did not fully understand why at the time. I was starting a

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Dec 06, 2016

Filmmaker currently set to make film to bring awareness to physical abuse towards women.

C.G. Ryche Films produces 'My Name is Lily,' a movie with a cause. Filmmaker currently set to make film to raise awareness about domestic violence towards

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Dec 06, 2016

Casey Lost

Three years ago, I was lost! I had been through a really rough patch in life, and I was struggling. I had anxiety, I was hurting, grieving and scared.

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Dec 06, 2016

You never see it coming

You never see it coming. In the beginning everything is wonderful! You fall in love with this great guy that promises you the world. You feel the butterflies

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Dec 06, 2016

"If you say anything you'll never be anything"

There is a bit of back story to my story of domestic assault. The title of this post is something I was told by a young man who raped me in college previous

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Dec 06, 2016

Domestic Violence Story from E.

When I met D, he was just a BIG FLIRT. We agreed to have a friends with benefits type of relationship but soon it grew into something more. He was in

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Dec 06, 2016

Dont feel you have to live with shame, speak with someone

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

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Dec 06, 2016

Life After Abuse

Life After Abuse Mental Health After being subjected to several years of emotional and physical abuse in the home I left, with a 10 month old, a 2-year-old

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Dec 06, 2016


I experienced so much violence, abuse, foster homes, as a child it still affects me to this day and I just turned 50! I want to share my story with you.


Nov 17, 2016

Pink cloud

I am in the midst of writing my book on my experience of domestic violence. I has been a difficult but healing journey which I hope will one day save lives.

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Nov 17, 2016

Better to be alone

No female should feel this pain by the one she loves...

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Oct 12, 2016

Take a Survey to Help Prevent Domestic Violence

Because of your influence as a blogger and advocate for domestic violence issues, we would like to invite you to participate in our national study, Patterns

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Sep 29, 2016

A United Stance Against Abuse

Anya was in my year group in high school. We weren't good friends, but I knew of her. She was always pleasant, friendly and a very attractive girl. We

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Sep 14, 2016

Domestic Violence

Life is not a war place where people strive to live their lives. Life is a place where people live together with love and passion just to make life easy

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Aug 31, 2016


THE FACTS ABOUT TAKING YOUR ABUSER TO COURT FOR JUSTICE! I have spent 18 months fighting through high court to bring my abuser to justice! Its not easy,

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Aug 31, 2016

Domestic Violence – Recognize and Overcome Abuse

Domestic violence refers to any sort of abuse, be it physical or sexual, that one’s partner persists, to maintain an image of being in control. This is

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Aug 31, 2016


Domestic violence can be described as sexual abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, and emotional abuse. Domestic abuse does not pick and choose its victims;

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Aug 31, 2016

Encouraged song for all women suffering domestic violence

The song Quiérete (Love yourself) is an encouragement song for all women that suffer domestic violence. I'm the author of the song. The lyrics are in

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Aug 31, 2016

India's Women: Domestic Violence and Condom Acceptability in India

Dr. Rachna Walia Talwar's thesis : India's Women: Domestic Violence and Condom Acceptability in India: shares the perspective of women in India who have

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Aug 31, 2016

Yesterday I Cried by Iyanla Vanzant

Amazing book. Saved me really. Ilvanya's story, Yesterday I Cried is so similar to mine in ways and it launched me into recovery. I'm about to go into

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