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I am Rachelle Travalini and I am not a Victim - I AM A SURVIVOR.  
I was around 23 when I met my ex-husband, and I had a three-year-old son from a previous relationship. He was my knight in shining armor (or so I thought). …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Man That Took My Everything 
I fell in love in an unconventional way. I met him through a friend and began talking to him online shortly before going through a rough patch in life. …

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 …

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; …

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 …

My Journey 
I have recently managed to remove myself from an abusive relationship. It has taken many years, but for the last year, I have kept a blog, documenting …

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 …

Tishatisha10 
Here I'm going to share my tragic story. I married a US citizen and came to the USA. That marriage took place back home. After almost a year, I came to …

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The trip to hell that ended in heaven.  
Two years ago I was the survivor (some of you prefer victim), ending 13 years of abuse! My daughter's father and husband abused me! So we will start …

The After Math 
It’s been a one year, four months and six days since I left my husband. I remember the fear and the heartbreak of knowing that I was going to leave. That …

Completely Lost 
My life has its own unique story like all of yours. I was a sad child with big dreams. I always wondered who I would be when I got older. I looked at that …

Trapped in Turkey 
Maybe I reached too high and had too far to fall. It has been two months since my return to the US. Domestic abuse was something I never imagined that …

My Abuse Story at Age 21 
After everything that’s happened, for the sake of my closure, I still have some things to tell you even though I know I probably never will, since I don’t …

J 1990 
So when my boyfriend and I sometimes argue he mentally bullies me in the arguments ..like such as saying I'm a bitch, a c**nt, he hates me, etc. And every …

Love Was My Evil 
I was 15 years old. (And you know how you are as a young girl trying to find love) And I met what I thought was the love of my life online. He was charming, …

Everything for a Reason Author 
I am author of Everything for a Reason series. I tell my story of losing my mother as a little girl, dealing with rejection of my father, being in a horrible …

Another Day 
I can't sleep. You would think by now after all this time things would be different. More holes, broken televisions, and a knot on the back of my head …

Men taking a stand 
This is not a story, but I came across this video of 2 music artists taking a stand against domestic violence and sexual abuse through a video, the video …

Living in Hell 
I have been dealing with domestic violence for a very long time. I have been stabbed, raped, brutalized, peed on, jaw broken, and had my kids taken by …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

💔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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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'. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 
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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 …

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, …

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, …

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