I Am a Domestic Abuse Survivor

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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
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    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
    1 Response Nov 18, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

    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
    13 Responses Aug 29, 2009

    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

    Related Experiences

    This just happened today , i was standing in the street with my sis waiting for a taxi and a guy who was following us all day just walked by me and then he slapped my arse and said...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 21
    I never shared this with anyone , but when i was a teen my dad was yelling at me and suddenly he hit me on my boobs!!! I was shocked i felt violated , but to be fair he was trying...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 21
    Including the sex workers, the strippers, the women who have lots of sex, the women who are repulsed by sex, the muslim women, the lesbian women, the bi women, the housewives, the...
    Grrlpeach Grrlpeach
    13-15, F
    Apr 21
    This is the last day of Ep. I was abused as a child. When I was aged eight he abducted me. He made me take off my knickers. He played with me. He threatened me. He affected my life...
    Lauren30 Lauren30
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    This isn't I like to talk about mainly... So I guess it began last year. I met her and tbh she seemed like she couldn't cause any harm. I was 14, she was a bit younger. We just...
    DamageKey DamageKey
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    And lately that has been bugging the crap out of me! It has been nearly two and a half weeks since I left home and I still cannot seem to wrap my head around the idea that any of...
    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    For any of you that have read my story so far and have time, would you spread this around for me? I could use all of the help I can get. Thank you so much! https://www.gofundme...
    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
    I was set on fire by some kids at my school. The most screwed up part of the whole experience? It wasn't that I was actually set on fire. It was the reasoning. It was because I...
    LadyTerri LadyTerri
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    I am in so much trouble when my boyfriend gets home. Damn it. :(
    CountryLady21 CountryLady21
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 19
    Animals are the most grateful beings unlike humans. I love animals and so I stay away from animal based food cosmetics leather just about everything that's made out of animal...
    writersblog writersblog
    36-40, F
    Apr 18
    I came close to killing myself close to half-a-dozen times that I can remember. The ONLY reason I'm still alive is a) a lack of means and b) a fear of dying. Without those 2, I...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 18
    I was emotionally, verbally and physically abused for 7 years (5-12) by my father, mainly. I can't really remember the first time he started, but it was always my fault. I couldn't...
    sunoae sunoae
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    I saw him today after a long time, I didn't feel hate for him anymore he came over to help my dad. I avoided looking him in the eyes although I caught his eyes once and he still...
    zenii15 zenii15
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    Isn't it interesting if the one who abused you (assuming someone close) chose to treat you normal afterwards, hoping you forgot about it, but then you tell this person about it and...
    smo0ch smo0ch
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Today at 39 I started seeing a therapist for help with sexual abuse I experienced during my childhood. I didn't know that something that happened to me so very long ago could...
    goforward19 goforward19
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I don't know of this is sexual abuse or not I'm not sure. I have a fear of men and boys I'm ok with my brother and dad but with others no. It's just mainly guys and men that are...
    Mariavampiremm Mariavampiremm
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I screwed up in work, well not really but because I'm supervisor of the department it falls on me, even though it wasn't really my mistake. It will cost the firm a lot of money and...
    cootiemcgee cootiemcgee
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 16
    I want to share myvwifes secrets
    Xployther Xployther
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Well... I will be anyway. W/we have spent days worth of time just talking about our needs and expectations. There is still a lot to figure out in detail but so far things are...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 15
    From community before other close people who did hurt me the most.
    joemane36 joemane36
    36-40, M
    Apr 15
    I was told by a CPS agent that it would be better for my niece and nephew to stay with their abusive mother since there's a chance of them being treated worse or even split up...
    CrimsonMoons CrimsonMoons
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 14
    in some ways I wish he would have done it to me. not him telling me what to do then me doing it to myself. because if he did it then I could blame him but I blame myself and it...
    Forevertired23 Forevertired23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    Sometimes, I probably come off as cold. My personality definitely changes around them. My mother and sister especially. When I’m around them, I’m more closed off. I don’t...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26
    31-35
    Apr 14
    Sometimes, I probably come off as cold. My personality definitely changes around them. My mother and sister especially. When I’m around them, I’m more closed off. I don’t...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26
    31-35
    1 Response Apr 14
    As i posted yesterday i was violated by a man some 16 years ago and the last time i saw him was 10 Years ago. Well he was outside my work f***ing last night when i got off. it...
    lilladyjay lilladyjay
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 14
    I work hard everyday to prevent it.
    VeronicaPond VeronicaPond
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    I fantasies about being raped but I don't think I actually want it to happen
    innocentsoul innocentsoul
    18-21
    Apr 13
    You have no morals if you force someone to face their abuser. "She's your mother" is not a effing excuse.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 13
    My Mum was married to a violent alcoholic and I'm their daughter. He left when I was 1 and her saviour quickly turned up to help her with me and my older brother. The next 25 years...
    AnxiousAnnie2424 AnxiousAnnie2424
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13
    i'm at hospital now.waiting for the nurse calls my name. hope i can get good result. wish me luck
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I was abused by the man that was suppose to love and care for me.
    mln2010 mln2010
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    I recently broke up for probably the hundredth time with my boyfriend.We were in relationship for nearly six years. I want help in actually understanding what is actually going on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Actually, to be honest..I'm not sure yet. I believe that my family means well and I do not believe that they would intentionally do me or other members of my family harm but...
    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    The first time a man tried to hit me, my sister got in the way. He broke her arm. He apologized profusely all the way to the hospital. Explaining how it was all an accident... How...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    It wasn't my dad. He is one of the very few good men I know. He is in his seventies now. I don't know if it was just me or how many he did it too. But he made me take down my...
    laurenhafjones4 laurenhafjones4
    16-17, F
    Apr 11
    http://exp2.xyz It's a new experience project site. Sign up if you want to use a site just like this one.
    Daddyofkitten Daddyofkitten
    26-30, M
    Apr 11
    A site that I have found that I might look into after EP is closed is http://www.supportgroups.com/ . It seems to have categories similar to this one. I may not join, bug if...
    Myzery Myzery
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    This is the first time I am admitting this! I joined this site to connect with others who have experienced the same thing and now that EP is closing I figured I would face the...
    AprilShowersMayFlowers88 AprilShowersMayFlowers88
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    I'm speaking about Aillin Wuornos(a serial killer) in this video. If you have little time,please watch this video. Thank you. https://youtu.be/58v4gZ0Fd4w She got excution and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    I'm speaking about Aillin Wuornos(a serial killer) in this video. If you have little time,please watch this video. Thank you. https://youtu.be/58v4gZ0Fd4w She got excution and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    I'm speaking about Aillin Wuornos(a serial killer) in this video. If you have little time,please watch this video. Thank you. https://youtu.be/58v4gZ0Fd4w She got excution and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    I was no older than 6 or 7. I don't even know how it started. I did not realize what had happened until many years later. He is an uncle and sometimes, I can still see his face...
    DeEpInThOuGhT23 DeEpInThOuGhT23
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    I think of all my experiences this one is the most difficult to discuss. I was sexually abused when I was a kid, for many years, but I don't want to discuss the abuse itself, that...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Hello All. I want to thank each of your for your participation in this group. I started it several years ago and then resigned membership, but let it continue to see what...
    fln38 fln38
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 10
    Last month I was disciplined by my husband beyond belief. My name is trish I'm 26 his name is brian he's 52. Brian said I was spending too much money and partying too much we got...
    Trish26 Trish26
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 10
    I made a Google plus group if anyone wants to join for when this site goes dark. https://plus.google.com/communities/105616629529781994021 please share
    typhoidmary typhoidmary
    26-30, F
    Apr 9
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