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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. …

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 …

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. …

Young and Restless, Stressed and Depressed. 
Here I am today, sitting on my bed, thinking back to all that has happened. I tremble at the thought of all those horrid memories. My mother being beaten …

My Fairy Tale Turned Into A Nightmare From R. 
In the beginning, things started out almost like a fairy tale. The sun had never felt brighter, and the flowers had never looked so pretty. Even the words …

Domestic Abuse. Always in my Shadow. By tracie 
From Shy Child to Abuse Victim Ever since being a child, I was quiet and shy and found it hard to develop relationships. My father left us high and dry. …

Relationship Violence Survivor 
How It All Started I remember it like it was yesterday. I was with this guy on and off for about a year. We started dating the end of my senior year …

Domestic story from Finland. 
Unable to Go Back My name is Lilian Nyaguthie Mwai. I am a Kenyan citizen living in Finland. I have been going through mental torment and even physical …

Domestic Abuse- I hope for Inspiring Supportive Community, from K. 
Looking for community as I continue to fight abuse. I don't know, this is maybe stage 3, or 4. Stage 1 I was apparently poisoned, but didn't put it together …

Rainonme In California 
I was 7 months pregnant. My husband took me for a drive out in the country, some 50 miles from no where. He stopped the car and stepped out to stretch …

He convinced his family that I was abusing him 
I was with Charles, also known as Zed from Mullumbimby, NSW for 2 years. The emotional abuse and control over my life began pretty quickly into the relationship. …

From Fear to Free 
Domestic Violence Story by Ashley I'm truly not putting this out there for attention or anything like that, however, I feel this is something that needs …

Domestic Violence Story 
The Perfect Boyfriend I thought I had the perfect boyfriend. We were together for almost 2 years. He was very charming and sweet of course. The honeymoon …

Domestic violence story from marie 
I was in a relationship on and off with an abuser for 13 years. We have two children together. In 2011 I attended a work recognition dinner. My children …

Domestic violence story from S. 
It was Mother's Day. I decided I was going to leave that day and never go back. My children spent the night at their grandparents. I didn't go and meet …

Lost 
Abused by my adoptive parents all my life. At 18 I went to college. Met a homeless man. Thought I could trust him. Forced into prostitution. Beaten on …

Leaving California From Oriana C. 
One year ago December I packed my three boys in my car and drove cross country from California to Florida not knowing where I was going or how I would …

Domestic violence story from me 
When I was young, I was badly abused by my own father. He used to call me horrible names every single day. He used to drink so much, probably like 4 bottles …

How do I move on  
In year 2008 I was at a new years eve party, around me were familiar faces and a few I didn't know. Then a lad walked into the room, I instantly looked …

My truth Alyssa Hamilton  
Hi, my name is Alyssa Hamilton. I am 23 years old. I am a survivor of the domestic violence. It started when I was 16 years old. I was lost, most importantly …

Year One 
How it started Writing this story is one of my first steps to healing. I've read multiple times that living in an abuser's world distorts your reality …

Tomorrow, you will be free 
Please don't stop me, my love, let me lie down and kiss the ground, let me taste the taste of freedom on my tongue and remember my past no more. Let …

My Domestic violence story 
It all started in the summer of 2012, soon after I lost my son in a tragic accident. My then partner and I had been together about 5 months. My first memory …

I blacked out memories, cause it was my fault 
Here is one of many moments that I blocked out of my mind for a long time. My first memory of dealing with someone who was binging on cocaine. I didn't …

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Becoming a survivor 
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a subject that really hits home for me. In an effort to reach out to other women who have experienced abuse, …

The ousted friend 
I was friends with someone who continues to be in an abusive relationship/ now marriage ...For 5 yrs I was the person she would confined in ..What she …

✨💫OUT OF THe DArkNess ✨💫 
What to do What to say 😶When everything shifted somehow and you are treated some kind of way 😶 Where to go Where to run 😶When your embaressed hurting …

I don't know what to do. 
My boyfriend and I have been together for a year now. The abuse started a little bit before we moved in with each other, so about 3 months after we were …

Lynn 
I got flowers today! It wasn’t my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night, And he said a lot of cruel things that …

💔BROKEN💔 
How many knifes to my throat !How many trips thrown down the stairs😷 Or slaps across my face ! It's not like NO ONE CARES😷. Ripping off my clothes …

Signs Of Domestic Violence  
There Are Many Signs Of Domestic Violence! Mine Was Being Thrown In A Laundry Basket Cuz I Did Fold His Clothes The Right Way But I Thought He Loved …

He is the devil in disguise 
Growing up I thought I was strong, I thought I could always tell right from wrong. I still can't believe I allowed myself to once be in such an abusive …

Killing Me Softly 
It started the summer we moved in together. A little 2 bedroom apartment in the middle of town. We had been together for a few months prior. To say the …

I had the courage to leave, and then the safe shelters are full... How I do stay safe (and away) 
Dear understanding readers, *trigger warning* I am in the middle of being in the process from being a Domestic Violence (DV) 'victim'to becoming a 'survivor'. …

I am really scared. 
I have been married for 10 years, this is my 2nd marriage. I am 43 years old. I have 2 kids with my first husband, but none with my current husband. I …

An open letter to my future son, as well as any mother out there raising a young man,  
I normally reserve my two cents for comedic relief when it comes to internet socializing, and generally steer clear of serious talk, because it’s …

My happy ending.... 
Nine years ago I was a single mother with a 4 year old little girl. She was and still is the center of my whole world.... I worked 2 jobs to make ends …

Why I won't leave  
It all started after finishing an on-and-off relationship that lasted years and left nothing good. I was living abroad and finally free. We hit it off …

I need help. 
It is taking every piece of courage that I have to write this so please don't make fun of my situation. I'm a 53 year old woman that needs to get away …

Do Not Know Why She Stays  
My college roommate married her boyfriend one month after graduation. At 22 years old he was intense, quick to judge and indifferent to her family and …

My Domestic Violence Story  
I met my ex-boyfriend when I was 17 years old, still in high school. When I met him for the first time it was nothing but butterflies and constant giggles. …

Supporter for a survivor 
I have nursed my friend who has decided to stay in her abusive marriage for 20 years so far. Her teenage daughter recently had an abusive boyfriend. My …

The will to leave.... 
It's Not Easy as one may think for a woman to leave an abusive relationship. I never understood this until I became an advocate for women caught in the …

Still struggling  
I have written on this site before and would like to continue my story. I was married for 30 years to a narcissistic abuser, who is still trying to control …

I AM STRONG........SO ARE YOU. 
When I met my EX husband, I thought to myself - finally, there is a GOD FEARING MAN. Boy was I ever so wrong. We were married on 12/10/07. Everything …

Grand Piano 
My story began 21 years ago the day. I met the man I thought I would one day spend the rest of my life with. At the age of 16 I met a boy not knowing …

Living with a moody, anxiety ridden, controlling abusive man 
Wow! It was a week ago TODAY that a mutual dating domestic violence incident that resulted in only me being arrested and sent to jail for Battery!. …

RAIN ON ME IN CALIFORNIA 
I live in a hot east bay town in california. I am in menopause now. I have horrable night sweats and heat flashes in the day. My husband never leaves …

Slowly surviving after 30 years of abuse 
My name is Julie and I am just learning to live my life after being married to a narcissistic, physically and emotionally abusive man, for over …

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Domestic violence story from emma 
As you read this paper I want you to read it not with intent to respond but to understand. Abuse is (in my own words) to gain total control over someone’s …

Getting out 
It's looking for his car in the driveway the second you turn the corner. It's feeling a tightness in your gut when you hear the garage door, gate, front …

Welcome To My Life. 
Have you ever felt so alone, like no one could help you? Have you ever been in such a difficult situation that you felt as though you may never make it …

He tried to kill me. 
I had just turned 22 at the time. I just got a house. I decided to hire a decorator, as work took up all my time, but little did I know decorating my house …

Advocate for my Children, Advocate for Myself... 
I have tried and tried to be the parent I should be according to society, let him see his kids, be the bigger person and let things slide. For two years …

I thought it happened to everyone 
I'm 18, been with my partner for over a year, but for almost 11 months he has been rather abusive. It started one night we had a row and I pushed him off …

No one believes me because he doesn't hit me.  
No one believes me about the domestic violence my partner heaps on me. You see, he doesn't hit me. He does other things. The things that don't leave …

Confessions of a Survivor 
As I sit here writing this, I'm thinking back on everything I went through in my last relationship and I can't believe that I didn't see it coming. And …

Two years of hell. 
I was in an abusive relationship for two years. I stayed because I moved across the country to be with a boyfriend and the only people I knew were his …

Dancia Gale: Survivor 
See my blog: torn-whybatteredwomenstay.com I suffered through an abusive marriage for 7 long years. We have a daughter who was 2 when we left. It …

Allie 
I'm 14. A man pretending to be homeless caught my attention. I love to help others. I gave him money but it never seemed to be enough. I did everything …

July 22, 2013 
On July 22 ,2013 I was assaulted by my kids father while we lived together. I found out shortly after I had our daughter in March that he had been cheating …

Late Realization 
Hi guys... I am a 32-year-old woman, a gynecologist by profession. My husband and I were in a relationship since the 10th standard of my schooling. That …

Wife is spending too much 
Here is my story. I'm raising a son with my abusive wife. I pay all the bills and have about 200.00 left over each month. My wife has to smoke at least …

It's Too Hard to Admit. I Can't Go Anywhere.  
I close my eyes at night and wonder what tomorrow will bring. I take a deep breath in and let it out slowly as I drift off to sleep. I tell myself that …

Domestic Violence in Rhode Island ... The merry go round 
If you think that you're a good mother and the only thing that you're guilty of is being a victim of domestic violence physical, mental, emotionally, well …

10 years from leaving DV, I still get nightmares 
I grew up in a family with Chinese background. My mother's given birth to 4 kids, and I was the second kid, and my sister the third. My mother would always …

My "Breaking Point"  
A young girl meets a guy and falls madly in love with him. (She is very smart and a bit "tough" and stubbornly independent.) Things are going great with …

Having Been Slapped with a Gag Order 
Even though I have been slapped with a Gag Order, where I have been illegally threatened that if I tell anything of the thirteen years of corruption against …

Fabrications in Court Three Felony Counts again with no police reports or evidence 
Good Afternoon, First and foremost thank you for setting up an organization which caters to men being abused. I am a commercial real estate professional …

The Sadness Behind The Smile 
My diary, text book, whatever you want to call it is what it is. It’s not about revenge, malice or set out to hurt anyone. On 18th December 2012 my wife …

Domestic Violence Story by Maranda  
In 2009, my boyfriend at the time and I broke up. It was very hard on me. So I ran to anyone I could just to get attention from someone. I started talking …

Behind Closed Doors 
A Glimpse into my life- This story doesn't have a fairy-tale ending, When I was younger, I always dreamed of marrying the man of my dreams, I wanted …

I'm 14 what will my life be like? 
My dad left me and my mom just before I turned one. My mom raised me alone until I was three. She dated my soon to be stepfather. We lived in a two bedroom …

The Hidden Abuse 
I left--before the abuse became physical. Sometimes I regret leaving so early. Why? Because the psychological abuse that I endured, and still endure, …

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Children NEED Both Parents! 
ANY abuse should be unacceptable to ALL of society. Sadly, Parental Alienation is the result of many divorces and it teaches children to hate half of themselves, …

Stuck! I feel helpless, hopeless and have no self esteem left 
I have been with my boyfriend for 5 years now. From the beginning I should have just left because these problems have been going on since then and just …

Domestic Violence Can Strike All Age Groups. You can get help, You can Leave. 
Every story is different. I guess to give you a little bit of input into my life before I begin, I will tell you that I had to grow up fast. As a young …

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 …

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 …

From There To Here - Simply Mary 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHWoirCjomE I'm sorry, at this time I do not have a print version as this will be revised in the future with voice …

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 …

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 …

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 …

"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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Domestic violence story from Gloria Dotzler 
I was 16 when I married Bob. He was a soldier, and we lived in Texas. My family and everything I had known was in Pennsylvania. 1300 miles from home. All …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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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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 …

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 …

Awareness Help 
Please take part in a school project survey From a GDVH community member: Hello, I have shared my story previously on here. I am bound to help …

Short Stories of Domestic Abuse 
My story is unbelievable truthfully, and I can't believe I survived it but I did. Now, my goal is to help others escape. Feel free to share my story or …

My son saved me! 
Domestic Violence Started After Moving In Together I had been dating this guy for only a couple weeks. He always wanted to be around me at all times, …

Very Confused 
First of all the guy that I was with starting in the last month of 2009 until late in the year of 2014. Even now, he still calls me. His name is Robert …

The Ray G Story 
It all started in Jan 2015. I was so excited. I had finally become serious with a guy named Ray that I had been on and off with for a few years. Prior …

Deserving Of 
I know, He wants me back! I'm strong, independent & Accomplished. But he doesn't deserve me! 7 years of abuse can never be erased! He thinks he understands …

Life After Abuse 
I am a survivor or an abusive 9 year relationship. I was abused by my boyfriend from the ages of 17 to 27. I endured mental, emotional and physical abuse …

From Walking on Egg Shells to Hiding in Plain Site - The Maureen P Series 
I think the question should be how could it not happen? Let's face it I had been primed since childhood to be in an abusive relationship. That is all …

Feeling Stuck, Working My Way Away 
When I first entered this relationship, I had just turned 18 years old, completely inexperienced with relationships in general, let alone being in a relationship …

Domestic Violence Story by Rachel 
When I met him he was so kind, thoughtful and caring. I had never met a gentler man with such respect for a woman. He offered to help, give me lifts everywhere …

Domestic Violence Story From Heather Aplin 
Feel free to watch my video of me telling my story.

You Don't Know - A Poem About Domestic Violence and Healing 
I was in a domestic violence marriage at the age of 19. I did not know that regardless of how much I loved this man who happened to be my first boyfriend, …

Domestic Violence - Jamie-lee 
I am a victim of domestic violence and this is my story. I was 22 when we started dating, at first he seemed so charming, smart, funny, adventurous …

Tomorrow, you will be free (rewrite) 
Please don't stop me, my love, let me lie down and kiss the ground, let me taste the taste of freedom on my tongue and remember my past no more. …

Domestic Violence Short Story by Holly 
The VHS By Holly Smith Cecilia was only four. Far too young to be exposed to such a cruel, angry, bitter man. She was playing …

Safe now  
I was a lonely vulnerable single mum of 4 children. I couldn't believe my luck when I ran into my first ever boyfriend and we rekindled our relationship. …

H's Story 
Two years ago I met a terrible man. Two years ago that feels like yesterday because I have always remembered and always will remember those consecutive …

Tomorrow, you will be free 
Please don't stop me, my love let me lie down and kiss the ground, let me taste the taste of freedom on my tongue and remember my past no more. Let …

At the Hands of My First Love  
I was 15 years old. I joined Ms. Yenters history class late, two weeks into the school year to be exact. The class was assigned seating by alphabetical …

And Still I Fight 
My story began 9 years ago. At 21 I met my soon to be boyfriend. He was older and at the time helpful and everything I thought to be normal. With him …

You are NOT worthless  
I've been the survivor of the following: black eyes (more than I can count), bloodied noses, broken hand, broken jaw, bending of fingers back, twisted …

FREE domestic violence e-book every Sunday in October! 
My e-book, A Letter to a Friend: The Story of Abuse in America, is FREE every Sunday in October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month! …

I survived!!! 
October is domestic violence month so I thought I'd tell my story. So here I am. An 'abuse' survivor. When people say 'abuse' it conjures images & reenactments …

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I am the hero of this story  
After marriage, I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Layla. My funny caring husband started to change for the worse. He was laid off of his job, never …

UNBROKEN 
I am telling my story for the first time. From a baby I was exposed to domestic violence. When I was 16 I fell pregnant to a very violent man. I managed …

Conservative family and child abuse 
My father being a wealthy man, I get to experience the western lifestyle. I have faint memories of my parents fighting, physically and verbally abusing …

The Birth of Destruction 
My story is too long to put in here. I spent all day today publishing it on WattPad. I will include the link. Basically it tells the story of my relationship …

Stop Domestic Abuse 
Hello- Domestic Abuse is a problem faced by people all over the world. Many times the victim is too scared to speak up, other times the victim feels …

Abusive Relationship 
This happened to me last year of 2014. I was dating this guy that seemed like Prince charming in the beginning. But after a while, I saw his true colors. …

From Victim to Survivor. . my story 
I look back at it all and think "Wow". Even though my friends and family have been looking in and thinking the same thing for years. I'm not a victim. …

Only one gun was loaded. 
November 6, 2012 election night. This was to be the two hours that forever changed my life. There were things happening that led up to this however that …

Forgiven but not forgotten  
My name not important. I hope all these stories help someone! My story started when was a young child around 4 or 5. My mom physically and emotionally …

Still struggling contd. 
Just when I thought my ex had done every imaginable, underhanded, devious act against me, I was just informed that my house payment, which his name is …

Get Help, Make a Plan, Get Out, Stay Out 
It was Mother's Day 2014 when I became aware my dear sister was in an abusive marriage. As a family member, you know that something isn't right but can't …

From Victim to Victory 
Hello, I am a single mother of three beautiful chubby cheeked girls. Ages 16, 15, and 1. I have been abused since I was in my mothers belly. My father …

How GOD helped me in my life  
On February 13th, my sister's birthday, she called me and some more ladies to go out with her for her birthday. A male friend came over to wish her a happy …

Freedom From Abuse for me and my daughter 
PLEASE HELP OR SHARE: I am in desperate need of help in getting an attorney for a divorce. I have a court case scheduled for 4/9/15 and do not have the …

My Survivor Story (Part 3) I woke up! 
Read My Survivor Story beginning at Part 1 here. I am almost 30 now and I feel strong, but I still am haunted sometimes. I decided to write down …

My Survivor Story (Part 2) 
Read My Survivor Story beginning at Part 1 here. I am almost 30 now and I feel strong, but I still am haunted sometimes. I decided to write down …

My Survivor Story (Part 1) 
I am almost 30 now and I feel strong, but I still am haunted sometimes. I decided to write down this story over the past week. It was empowering to finally …

Wrong Night in Shining Armor 
My ex-husband and I were high school sweethearts or should I say middle school. We started to date when we where only fourteen years old. He was my everything …

Am i okay? I Am Okay. 
I was 13 when I met my 17 year old ex Brian. I had always been left out and bullied throughout elementary, and I went through puberty in my 6th grade year. …

Raging Rapids 
I remember floating in my kayak in the middle of the calm Guadalupe River early one summer evening not long after we’d first met, buzzing from beer and …

Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman 
Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman follows me from a scared young woman trapped in an abusive relationship to a confident and capable …

Four Years of Freedom...sort of. 
Four years. So much has changed. So much has happened. My son has doubled his age. I'm about to buy my second house in these four years. With my new husband. …

Was it abuse when it doesn't involve a fist? part 2 
Read part 1 of "Was it abuse when it doesn't involve a fist?" At this point I had not one friend and none of my family lived within an hour’s drive. …

Was it abuse when it doesn't involve a fist? part 1  
I Survived ! As I sit back now I realize more and more that the signs were there, how could I of been so stupid. How did I fall into this trap so …

IT HURTS 
Last night while having our dinner his temper imploded again. He smashed his plate of food with his fist. Then he stabbed his fork into the table bending …

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I Told Nobody, Pt 2 
Continued from "I Told Nobody - Part 1" Things went good for a few more months. We hung out a lot more and spoke a lot more. We spoke about what …

I Told Nobody 
I was fifteen when we were introduced by our friends, who were dating at the time. He was sixteen. We were with a group of friends, some mine, some his, …

You told me you would stop. 
Well I'm now 16, but at the age of 15 I went through what no young girl well what anybody should go through! I've been put in hospital by him …

In middle of legal process 
You really think you know your spouse. My husband is a 30 year retired naval officer. Disabled vet. Taking 8 pills at night to include Zoloft and Oxycodine. …

The Penalty for Surviving 
The 911 operator tries to talk me out of hysteria. Don’t stop! You are being followed! She spouts off directions to an unknown place. I listen, obeying …

Batman isn't real either 
I spent seven years in an abusive relationship. I have been completely out for 6 months. During these last 6 months I have come to realize that all the …

Domestic violence 
It started in 2009 when my boyfriend began to take advantage of my love for him. He was aware of how much I loved him and knew that I wouldn't leave him. …

Through The Eyes Of A 10 Year Old 
In 1968, I was born in the small town of Forest Home, Alabama. The town is nestled just a few miles from Greenville, Alabama. Forest Home has a large African …

Domestic Violence - My Story 
I am a 25 year old women and also a mother to a four year old girl Jordyn. 7 years ago I started my relationship with her father. Little did I know that …

Faith, hope and courage in michigan 
I am a registered nurse who was in a domestic violence relationship for over 10 years. I was abused during both of my pregnancies. I went to work with …

I Loved A Lie  
The flashes of lighting in the sky, the sound of thunder in my ears, the cold air that entered the window and hit my body as I laid there motionless …

“LOVE” WITH THE FORCE OF HIS FIST 
Just imagine the perfect type of prince charming kind of guy that you always want to married when you were a little girl. He was PERFECT, nothing more …

Danger Lurking 
My father tried to kill my mother after she left him After suffering 18 years of abuse, 13 of which I was a constant witness to, my mother finally …

Trying to Survive in Minnesota 
I filed for divorce 7 years ago, to get my boys and I away from abusive environment around my now ex. Being an at-home mom I didn't know how to get a divorce …

Domestic Violence Nightmare Stab 
I was a victim of domestic violence. It all started when I was 17, and I'd met what I thought was my dream partner. We were best friends. He was kind, …

Sibling abuse survivor story from A.Dawn 
"I Could Never Tell" by A. Dawn is a newly published Kindle ebook available at Amazon. Check it out and leave your comments below or create your own review …

Abuse for years. PLEASE read my post and give me any suggestions. I am desperate! 
Hi, I am trying to find a site to talk about my story to see if I can get support from other women that have gone through similar situations. Its so …

still here  
I am still here and very sad, but still alive. Yes I'm in a violent relationsip right now, and I'm stuck in a different country living with HIM. I want …

Get out at any sign of abuse 
I'd like to start by telling anyone male or female if you have encountered any type of abuse please go far away from it as you possibly can. I am a survivor …

Misjudged Victims of Domestic Abuse, Why they can not make the move for change.. 
In some cases some people with this problem do not get any sympathy From so called professional psychologist. Some will say 'oh you just have to make …

THE CONCH - Poem of Woman's inner conflicts 
I am only - but an empty shell But O what chasms my life's trials could fill Locked within the confines of this spiral case Where once was sweetness …

Poem. A woman looking into her life's fragile expectations. 
LITTLE DANDELION Amidst the clover carpet fields - One tiny dandelion Took shield Immature so green the shoots - and ever thirsty …

STORMY WEATHER (Poem) 
This is a Poem that I wrote in the nineties. I did not realize then, but it was about my experiences. I have no experience at writing at all. The words …

I Was A Victim of Domestic Violence 
Very soon I have a book coming out in a series of parts of which the first one is entitled "Edie's Castle; Part One: Paula's Prophecy." At this time, …

The short version of my nightmare that hasn't ended YET! 
My abuse happened almost 3 years ago. When we started out he was such a wonderful man, spent every day together. We had so much fun, so much smiles and …

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The Night My Life Changed Forever - Part 2 
- continued from Part 1 I spent a couple of hours just sitting at the bus stop watching the buses go past. I desperately wanted to go back to my mum …

The Night My Life Changed Forever 
Domestic violence is not something that is talked about. Its like its a taboo subject - see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Lets face it, domestic …

Lost Memories 
If someone would have told me that someday I would be a victim of domestic violence, I would not have believed it. 6 months ago I got the courage (from …

My Story 
In 2005, when I was 17, my virginity was robbed from me. I have gotten used to the idea that there are two of me: the one before the event, and me after …

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