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Nov 14, 2017

My Ongoing Road to Freedom

I was born later in my parent's life; my dad was 41, my mom 38. Dad started his alcohol recovery during the time my mom was pregnant with me. I have a

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Nov 12, 2017

Domestic Violence Story from D. R. J.

I am an immigrant, and I turned 21 a month ago. I live in a house with my mother and brother. I was physically and psychologically abused by my brother

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Nov 12, 2017

Domestic Violence Poem from Patrick Jonathan Derilus

My name's Patrick Jonathan Derilus. I'm a writer. I write poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction narratives and essays. About the poem: This

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Nov 12, 2017

Help a Victim of Domestic Violence

gf.me/u/dch8e A victim of physical and mental abuse, I am submitting this gofundme.com page for a very dear friend of mine. My friend has a beautiful

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Nov 12, 2017

You Can Survive

Abusive relationships happen more than people think and they impact people in so many different ways! I'm about to tell you the story of mine! It was

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Nov 12, 2017

Lost

I feel lost. My whole life I saw family violence, and others victimized me. Partner abuse is all I've ever known. My transgressor was verbally abusive

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Nov 12, 2017

Why Do I Behave Like Its Normal When I Know Its Not?

I slapped him first. I was outraged. He had been drinking all night. He told me he would only have one glass tonight and come to bed, but I heard him drinking

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Nov 11, 2017

Me and My Shadow

I met a man back in the summer of 2008. It was warm and lovely weather, and we had a lovely time. He appeared to be everything I sought. Attractive, charming,

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Nov 11, 2017

Domestic Violence Story From C

It is Christmas, and I am waiting to die. I broke up with my boyfriend Thursday night because I'd caught him lying and cheating AGAIN. He assaulted me

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Nov 11, 2017

What Should I Do?

Wanted to share my life story somewhere and wanted to know if what I'm feeling is valid or not. I got married in 2008, and I belong to an Asian country.

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Nov 11, 2017

People Change

Love is the feeling that makes the world go round. What everyone searches anxiously to find. Everyone would describe the feeling “of being in love” different

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Nov 10, 2017

Lauren

Where shall I start? My story started ages ago, well about 16 years ago. I am now eight years free of any abuse and while I feel this is a personal achievement,

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Nov 10, 2017

When the Silence Strikes...

I was with someone a man, or so he called himself for ten months. The sad part is he was never charming or even very kind. I was at a dismal time in my

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Nov 10, 2017

Always Threatened

I've been with my baby's daddy for five years. I have a one and two-year-old with him. Also, I have two other children from a previous relationship. My

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Nov 07, 2017

No Place for Men

My story is short. I was leaving my girlfriend at the end of the month, and I was sleeping on the couch. She stabbed me eight times while I was asleep,

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Nov 07, 2017

Domestic Violence

I live in Easton Pennsylvania, and I have a daughter who is from another relationship. She is three years old. The man I married tortured me. He isolated

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Nov 07, 2017

The Ring and the Abuse

He was beautiful, smart, witty and incredibly sexy. I was hooked completely, and he knew it. It didn't start out horrible like most stories didn't. When

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Nov 04, 2017

Victim of Domestic Violence

This me in the hospital bed on life support and in a coma for two months from my husband beating me on September 14, 2016.

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Oct 24, 2017

From Fairy Tale to Nightmare from Brooke S.

It is entirely accurate that domestic violence comes full circle. My relationship started out as a fairy tale when we were dating. But horrible secrets

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Oct 24, 2017

I Can Forgive BUT I Will Never Forget

Today I am the wife of a quality man and six beautiful children. But if you would have seen me almost four years ago, you would have seen a broken,

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Oct 24, 2017

Domestic Violence from Somali

Hi, I'm 26 years old with two kids. I have been in domestic violence since I got married. And still, I live in a foreign country with no refugee papers.

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Oct 20, 2017

Four Years of Freedom

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

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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

Broken

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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