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Dec 31, 2018

I am exposing my abuser & her son's abuser.

My (former) close friend, who is a current child care worker, canceled mine and my child's reservation because her son molested my daughter. She wanted

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Dec 31, 2018

Breathing, living moment by moment, day by day.

My insides are shaking. My hands are shaking. They don’t want to push the buttons or go in the right direction. I miss hitting the right key and have to

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Dec 31, 2018

Addict in a Garden

Nothing was ever against my will, but the pain made the pain go away. This is a poem about my addiction to a narcissist... I beg for the abuse. Without

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Dec 31, 2018

An open letter to my abuser.

Dear B, I loved you with everything I had. I'm just starting off with that. Despite it all, I loved you. But unfortunately, that is often not enough.

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Dec 29, 2018

From Time to Time - Stories of Ongoing Domestic Violence

Stories of ongoing domestic violence, problems with continued love, and the difficulty with finding safety, refuge, and separation

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Dec 29, 2018

Short Stories of the Domestic Violence Cylce

Short Stories of Ongoing Domestic Violence illustrating the domestic violence cycle and how difficult it can be to leave an abusive partner

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Dec 29, 2018

Addict in a Garden

Nothing was ever against my will, but the pain made the pain go away. This is a poem about my addiction to a narcissist... I beg for the abuse. Without

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Dec 28, 2018

Red Flags

I don't know where to start. I guess I have always had a pattern of falling to relationships with emotionally abusive people. We met in college our first

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Dec 27, 2018

Surviving was worse than the domestic abuse

I was 13 when I began dating my boyfriend. The violence started about one year later and continued for seven years. I became so used to being mistreated

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Dec 27, 2018

Domestic Abuse in Wales. My Story.

I'm new on here but have read lots of boards, and I'm looking for some advice. It's going to be a long thread as so much has happened, but I hope someone

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Dec 25, 2018

I have a purpose and want to live - Aftermath of depression and Domestic Violence

Concerning the aftermath of depression and domestic violence, I know how powerful words can be and I hope that my words touch the lives of others. “When

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Dec 25, 2018

Surviving from NorthEast England

At the age of 16, I was in a relationship with a boy who was funny, caring, confident and attractive. I remained with him until I began talking to another

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Dec 25, 2018

The Broken Peace in Me. 'Summer of 2013'

Who's to blame, have to carry the shame? Not he nor she, nor all who could see? Guess that leaves no one... no one here but Me. She knows the where She

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Dec 23, 2018

My Husband - My Biggest Enemy Part 1

I'm a 34-year-old Indian girl from South Africa. I thought if I loved my husband enough he would change his abusive ways. It all started when we began

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Dec 23, 2018

My Mum

My mum died in 2015 peacefully in her sleep, she was 40 years old and died of heart failure. For 14 years she suffered from domestic violence, and I want

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Dec 23, 2018

Abuse in Its Highest Form

I have been abused from the age of 2 by a cold, manipulative, narcissistic woman who gave birth to me. I feel you have to earn the title to be a mother.

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Dec 23, 2018

First Love

I call him my first love because I grew up having a crush on him. Our families were very close. After years of searching for love and his failed marriage,

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Dec 19, 2018

Escaping the Abuse

When I was 15, I was a victim of date rape. I never told anyone and suffered for many years in silence. When I began dating, I didn't date guys that were

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Dec 19, 2018

An Abusive Gay Man

I had a relationship with a wrestler who was undercover. He did not want people to know he was gay. We would always meet my house, and when I would go

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Dec 19, 2018

Intimidated Out of My Home at 50!

I’m in deep despair. I lived with a man who’s belittled me, my kids, thrown me out of their bedroom, threatened to break a door down to a room I was sleeping

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Dec 14, 2018

Getting Back Up

She sat and watched the clock tick, it ticked right past the hour he was supposed to be home, and then eventually it ticked past right through the three-hour

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Dec 12, 2018

Where do you get trust from now?

We went to Amsterdam for his birthday. We went to this restaurant on a Friday and were drinking with the food, and he starts acting strangely. I stopped

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Dec 07, 2018

Why I never told...

I never told because the first time he put his hands around my neck, I was in shock and afraid. Sure he had gotten in my face and screamed at me, but he

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Dec 05, 2018

Lashae Losing Battle - Still at War

It's been 15 years. We were teenagers. The first time was three months into our relationship. I was only 17 years old and did not know how to react to

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Dec 05, 2018

Constant Abuse

I'm 39yrs old. My abuse started when I was about five years old by my mom and dad. They would get into terrible arguments, and I would run and hide. I

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Dec 05, 2018

Emotional Abuse Poem

Go ahead and hit me for not listening to what you said Go ahead and cut me down until I am dead I will never be your perfect child As you put it so mild

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Dec 05, 2018

Domestic Violence Story

I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd find myself in an abusive relationship. I came from a loving home, with models of a loving relationship. Abuse

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Dec 05, 2018

The Daughter of a Psychopath

Unlike most of you visiting this website, I’m not a direct survivor of domestic violence. The aggressor directed the abuse mostly toward my mother, but

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Dec 05, 2018

beautiful light shine bright

I have seen so many new things thru searching for explanations of what was needed by our Higher Self. I can't explain it because everybody looks at me

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Dec 04, 2018

Four Decades on - the Horrible Truth about Childhood Abuse Victims and Its Affect

Four Decades on, I'm still on the journey to try and heal myself from child abuse and domestic violence throughout adult relationships. Even after seven

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Dec 02, 2018

32 Years of Pain

My domestic violence history started in 1985. I had just married a counterintelligence agent for the Army, and we were living in Maryland by Fort Meade.

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Nov 28, 2018

Just Left My Domestic Partner

Saw a post from a girl that wrote her story about her domestic violence relationship and I thought I'd share mine to help these girls that are trying to

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Nov 24, 2018

My Story by Christine

My story is too long to write in a few paragraphs, too long to write in a book. Although I still carry so much hate and anger to the man that hurt my boys

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Nov 24, 2018

My Story of emotional domestic violence with the love of my life...by Chloe

It's only a very recent thing that I've learned I was in an abusive domestic relationship. If I'm entirely honest, I'm not sure, yet I fully accept that.

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Nov 24, 2018

Defeat

My story is sort of hard to explain. Some things happened that I for one should have never accepted and excused. We were perfect until I started having

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Nov 24, 2018

Timeline of Pain - An Ongoing Issue

It started a decade ago; I was 16 going onto 17. That’s when everything changed. I said goodbye to the happy person I used to be. My mother described

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Nov 24, 2018

Abusive Marriage "Adjustment"

So I met this man through the family. We were family friends, and we knew only good things about each other's background. So we got married. It was more

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Nov 22, 2018

Love is not a game of Russian Roulette.....

Hi, I'm 30 years of age. I've been in and out of homelessness since 14-years of age. While growing up, I was not only verbally thrashed by my narc mother,

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Nov 22, 2018

His Eyes Hate Me

His eyes hate me I can feel them in my soul When he's mad he needs to hurt me Make me cry I tremble and plead, say anything It doesn't help He yells louder,

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Nov 22, 2018

When he didn't hit me I thought he stopped loving me...

So, as usual, I met a man, we were with each other for a little over two years, of course, we were not boyfriend and girlfriend, and of course, he was

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Nov 22, 2018

shhhh

Seven years...why won't he stop?

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Nov 22, 2018

Charlie Beats Me

My husband slaps, pushes, trips & I believe is poisoning me. HELP

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Nov 22, 2018

The Lesser of Two Evils

Monsters are real. Find your breaking point. Well, I just don't think there is anyone in this whole wide world that loves their babies as much as I love

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Nov 22, 2018

The Difficult Marriage by DK Hasbrook

Thousands of Christian women live a terrible secret. The church has held the position that a woman's place is to submit to her husband regardless of his

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Nov 22, 2018

PTSD Research

Have you ever been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Are you at least 18 years old and currently in a romantic relationship? If so,

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Nov 22, 2018

Disabled with 3 kids...left with all the bills

I am a disabled mother of 3 who had a major accident in 2013. I have had ten surgeries since then. I have six complicated disabilities. I have had to

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Apr 14, 2018

HIDING IN THE DARKNESS

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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