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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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