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I Am a Domestic Abuse Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 64 People

    Moving On..

    I was married for 3 and half years. At first things seemed good, then slowly my husband turned into a very angry abusive man. There were several major explosions of anger before our son was born, but I believed I married for life and just prayed things would get better and that...
    Alex8888 Alex8888 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    How I Love You!

    He claimed to love me and yet he could beat me.I never understood that.I got away...........and to this day I fear him...........I hate that I am giving him this control................I wish I could just shake it off but the pain is too strong to forget.I have not spoken to him...
    Atreasure Atreasure 46-50, F Apr 24, 2013

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    Hope and Love: the Reasons I Stayed So Long

    I was with an abusive man for over 10 years. One of the main reasons I stayed in my abusive relationship for so long was for the children, we now have four. Another reason was that I was praying and believing God to turn the situation around. I had been praying for my...
    Tee11 Tee11 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2009

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    Nothingness

    I was beaten for 15 years, severely. I finally got the nerve to get away, police were called and 2 months later he broke in my house beat me, tried to kill me and did all of this in front of our kids. He was put in jail but is now getting out basically scott free. I am lost...
    justadreamer912 justadreamer912 41-45, F Nov 18, 2013

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    Part 2

    so i had him arrested he was charged with domestic battery on me and my daughter and assault with a weapon to my daughter the things was that no molestation charges were put on him because i didnt see him penetrate our baby girl though he was bathing with her that day and i...
    PRAESPERO2519 PRAESPERO2519 26-30, F Oct 30, 2011

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    Abuse

    I am a man and I am no angel. I have never ever laid a hand on a woman in anger. During my first marriage which lasted 20 years my then wife hit me several times and almost broke my jaw twice. I would grab her wrists to stop the violence but never hit her back. I just want the...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 8, 2011

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    Once Bitten

    it started like all relationships everything was perfect i thought i had met someone i could share my life with i think even then i was uneasy about things he asked me 4 times to marry him i gave in eventualy though i dident love him i think it was more to stop him asking the...
    sub63 sub63 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2011

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    It's been 3 years since I left him.

    I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that because I am still in the "victim closet" that my relationship will eventually suffer. So here I am. My new boyfriend knows of my past and...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    Iv recently just left my partner due to

    domestic abuse, he first hit me the start of this year. he grabbed me by the neck on the bed, shouting abuse saying he hates me, I could not breath, afterwards he called the police on himself because he felt bad. I thought that would be the end, but it carried on, he slapped me...
    Kelly1012 Kelly1012 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    So Glad To Be Free

    I never even saw it coming.  He probably saw me coming, though. I'd only had one relationship before him, with the father of my twins.  We broke up while I was pregnant.  almost 10 years later, he showed up. I'd know him in college, and ran into him by chance...
    dejavu412 dejavu412 41-45 Nov 6, 2010

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    I've been free of domestic abuse for 5 years now! I was 18 at the time I hadn't had a lot of relationships, he was my first long term relationship I was with him for 2 and half...
    LiilyPad LiilyPad 22-25, F Feb 25

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    I was a victim of domestic abuse and I am now to scared to go out
    katty81 katty81 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I been leaving with my parther for more Then 6 years we have 3 years old boy, I'm suffering domestic violence at home. I'm just hoping that one day I have the strength to leave
    alejita alejita 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Nothing But Pain And Questions My parents were never bad parents. They weren't alcoholics, they never hit me and they always made sure there was food on the table. But I always...
    CoopSmith CoopSmith 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I've known for a long time that I was emotionally abused by my mom and dad. Separately. Recently though I've started having memories slowly leak in that tell me that I was sexually...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I was abused from the time that I was 4 until 21 years old. I was sexually abused when I was 4 years old. When I tried to tell my mom, she threatened to beat me. Then I was...
    KateMorrow92 KateMorrow92 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    I have shared the details of my nightmarish childhood in a previous post. But as I was looking over my profile page and saw this group I had to be thankful that while I was abused...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I've been living with my abuser for two years and things are continuing to deteriorate. The abuse started out as emotional then it moved to financial and now its physical as well...
    LoveIsTheCure4Ever LoveIsTheCure4Ever 26-30 1 Response Feb 8

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    Many do not understand regression. Oh, they know the definition, but when a child or adult regresses a desire to understand the root cause is usually overcome by discomfort and a...
    brokenat5 brokenat5 61-65, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have so many abuses being child, I don't know what to say..
    xRohit xRohit 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    So I kind of recently,left abuse. I am away from my ex now. But I am still suffering from it. I no longer talk to him, but I still feel broken. I was choked, thrown, slapped...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    It started as far back as I can remember. My dad first, touching me where I shouldn't be touched. Then my brother raping me when I was 9. It went on for many years, but when I...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Since I'm new here, I won't go into a lot of details. To be honest, I remember very little of my life before I was adopted at age 6. Before that is mostly blank. What I do...
    WilliamBennett WilliamBennett 61-65, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    stay alive stay strong get human lights by your hand with someone's help i am survivor of sexually abused by father i am survivor of phisically abused by mother i am domestic...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 9

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    This story is part of my healing process. I thought I had beaten this years ago. I never thought about how much damage was caused by the men in my life. From the age of 4 things...
    valfree8121 valfree8121 41-45, F Feb 24

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    Normally I don't hate, but when I hear about someone who was abused as a child, or a child is being abused right now..I go a little crazy and want to beat that mother f****er...
    cheesecrackers99 cheesecrackers99 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Recently someone I know got arrested for domestic violence. I wasn't close to him but I have a few friends who are.Our town is kind of small. It's even smaller to the ones who...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    survivor! NOT a victim, but in fact a survivor! If you are reading this and are being abused, you CAN get out.theres always a way out. dont let the abuser cut you down to...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm going through a custody battle. But unfortunately I have very little evidence of abuse. Just a couple of people who saw the bruises. Has anyone gone through this? I'm in need...
    taq1992 taq1992 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today, my "permanent" protective order expires. A few thoughts: A "permanent" protective order shouldn't last only 2 years & it shouldn't be nearly as difficult to obtain one...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26 31-35 Feb 9

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    Oh boo hoo I was molested anal made to dress in little girls clothing all this people wringing about being abused should get over themselves i was 10 and I was forced to wear...
    subsissy1989 subsissy1989 26-30, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My brother is being seriously abused by his fiance. No doubt, she is plotting to divorce him so that he will not be able to feel secure ever again - not being allowed to have his...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 Feb 22

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    Am I the only one that feels this way? I was sexually abused at a young age, and then about three years ago I was abused by my brother in law when living with my sister. I lived...
    MissSeaGal452 MissSeaGal452 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    i against all kind of sexual abuse and abuse. NO means NO. There are NO excuses for that.
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 9

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    I am new here and really would appreciate an advice on this....I have a very nice husband, we've been married for 2 years and togeather for 4 years...he always treats me like his...
    Sj1287 Sj1287 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 18

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    i am survivor of sexually abused by my father. my mother and sisters always beated me up and called me useless,you are joke,ugly,nothing. ...i live alone now. flash back is...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 8

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    I had been sexually abused by my father. Is there anyone just like me here??
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I am a man who has been a victim of domestic violence. I have never lifted a hand and hit a woman, or man for that matter. I married a woman who had a background of domestic...
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I was abused not long ago by a guy i knew very well. Its been a month since it happened and im struggling with recovery. Idk what to do tbh im just scared and just a girl
    chloesmith2347 chloesmith2347 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Hah. If I got into the details not only you would never use the net again but you would also think I'm insane and you would also wonder why I'm still using the net..... CAUSE IM A...
    Vampyria Vampyria 22-25, F Feb 23

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    I have survived 11 years of abuse from the age of 9, I have survived the accidental death of my closest friend, my elder brother, the accidental death of my grandmother, and...
    slclondon slclondon 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    I just got out of an abusive relationship. Can't believe it took me this long to see that yes, it was abuse. Not just him "losing control". And the most crazy part? I miss him...
    rachg87 rachg87 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago