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Apr 14, 2018


HIDING IN THE DARKNESS Five year old Tiarra slips into her “Princesses Elena” pajamas after soaking inside a bubble bath for nearly an hour and she

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Apr 14, 2018

Walk Quiet Run Quick

From the outside, Valencia Lawson Jarrett's life looks perfect. She has a great job, lives in a posh part of London and has the love of her long-term boyfriend,

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Mar 27, 2018

Leaving An Abusive Home

I am a devoted Christian mother trying to give my children a safe home. Me (JoBeth), and my children Dallas (age 8) and Austin (age 14) desperately need

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Jan 13, 2018

Help from a stranger

It wasn't obvious. It didn't just start. It gradually happened so that it took me years to understand what my abuser was doing to me. It took a stranger

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Dec 08, 2017

I fell in love with a monster....

Hey, guys, I’m not sure what I’m doing here so bear with me. After nearly three years of keeping this to myself, I feel the need to share my story and

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Dec 01, 2017

Domestic Violence Story from M

I met it on a chat line a friend of mine was on who wanted company. It started to message me incessantly. I ignored him until my friend suggested I

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Nov 21, 2017

I Miss You and I Don't Want To... M. Speaks

I miss you, and I don't want to. I must be crazy or desperate or both. I feel so lonely. Even your embrace, I tell myself, would make me feel better. I

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Nov 21, 2017

Little Penny

Hi, I'm going to tell you about my life story. It all started when I was 16 years old around about January 2016. I saw what my mum was going through with

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Nov 21, 2017

Life is So Much More

My story is one that many women will have heard before. I started seeing someone else because I was in a relationship where I was no longer happy. I didn't

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Nov 21, 2017

Violence and Other Sadness

I was out with 😭 for a year and seven months. I left my partner eight months ago to start again. I have had a boyfriend (🌎) for nearly six months now.

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Nov 21, 2017

When is Enough, Enough?

I dated this guy many times. Started the freshman year and was on and off throughout the senior year of high school. He decided to come back into my life

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Nov 21, 2017

Highschool Nightmare

When I was 14, I used to hang out with my big brother and his friends. He had one friend that was sweet to me, kinder than the others, but I didn't really

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Nov 21, 2017

Living With Domestic Violence from S

This man, my husband, just broke my nose again and just called me lazy twice in half an hour. This time though was different because he went and got his

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Nov 21, 2017

Sunshine to Black and Blue + Mental Scars

I was 32 yrs old when I met my ex-husband on a dating website. I had a nine-year-old daughter from my previous marriage. I thought he was my prince (So

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Nov 20, 2017

Not My Fault

It started with being hit with a cooking pot on my neck until my neck swelled. I thought this was a one-off, but I was wrong. This event turned out to

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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 A victim of physical and mental abuse, I am submitting this 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


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


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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