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Oct 11, 2017

Forever Moving On

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

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Oct 10, 2017

Feels Like Being Totally Worthless

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

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Oct 10, 2017

Sara Schmidt

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

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Oct 09, 2017

Old Supposed Best Friend

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

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Oct 08, 2017

DC and Sexual Abuse Story From Hilary

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

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Oct 08, 2017

Another Day, Another Step

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

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Oct 08, 2017

Domestic Violence Storm: Shaken Not Broken

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

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Oct 07, 2017

Fight for Justice

“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

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Oct 07, 2017

Growing up with Grandma and Grandpa

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

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Oct 07, 2017

Caught in a web of lies, disguise and mesmerize (II)

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.

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Oct 07, 2017

Like Nothing Ever Happened

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

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Oct 07, 2017

The Day He Let His Child Die In Front Of Him, I Ceased All His Rights To Touch Me

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

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Oct 07, 2017

Ongoing Abuser, But I Remain a Survivor!

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

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Oct 06, 2017

Amanda's Story

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

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Oct 06, 2017

Caught in a web of lies, disguise and mesmerize

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

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Oct 06, 2017


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

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Oct 06, 2017

My husband My enemy

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,

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Oct 06, 2017

My boyfriend hit me everyday...

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.

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Oct 06, 2017

Face of desperation

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

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Oct 06, 2017

My Story

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

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Oct 03, 2017

Real Estate Agent Guide to Help Victims Establish a New Home

Hi, GDVH Team, I am an advocate for reducing domestic violence, abusive relationships, and gender inequality. As you know, domestic violence and abusive

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Oct 02, 2017

I Shouldn't Be Heartbroken?

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,

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Oct 01, 2017

I Fit the Glass Slipper

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

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Oct 01, 2017

Getting the Strength to Leave

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

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Oct 01, 2017

A survivor That Stood Tall

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

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Oct 01, 2017

Domestic Violence Story

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

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Oct 01, 2017

Beaten Not Broken

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

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Sep 30, 2017

Domestic Violence Short Film Based On Real Live Events

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

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Sep 30, 2017

My Happy Ending

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

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Sep 30, 2017

I am Rachelle Travalini and I am not a Victim - I AM A SURVIVOR.

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).

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Sep 30, 2017

Deep Emotional, Mental, and Physical Abuse

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

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Sep 30, 2017

My Journey

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

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Sep 30, 2017

Tearing Apart

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

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Sep 30, 2017

I never thought I would be a Statistic

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

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Sep 29, 2017

Stormy Sky

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.

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Sep 29, 2017

Some Friday in September

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

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Sep 28, 2017

Domestic Violence Story from Rose Condon

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

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Sep 28, 2017

Domestic Violence Story from KitKst

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,

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Sep 28, 2017

Heather's Domestic Violence Story

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

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Sep 28, 2017

Dad Psychologically, Emotionally, Physically Abusing Son and Other Family Members

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.

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Sep 27, 2017

Why don't we talk about "non physical" spousal abuse?

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

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Sep 27, 2017

My Story

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

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Sep 27, 2017

Don't 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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Sep 27, 2017

Under Her Feet

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

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Sep 27, 2017


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

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Sep 27, 2017


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

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Sep 27, 2017

Domestic Violence Story from Freebird MA

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

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Sep 27, 2017

Revenge is a dish best served cold

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

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Sep 27, 2017

The trip to hell that ended in heaven.

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

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