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I Am a Domestic Abuse Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I moved to Louisiana from Nebraska when I was 3. When I was 6 my step father abused me sexually. He was drunk and I didn't know he was my step father I thought he was my real dad...
    HaleyMHanak HaleyMHanak 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    4 years ago doctors told me that I have leukaemia. Now I feel ok! So,well, I'm a survivor
    valeriacostanzo valeriacostanzo 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    It's been four months since she's been gone, I cry my eyes out but can never bring her back. Shattered dreams, dead promises. Why did you take away my little angel? Am broken each...
    NilyraM NilyraM 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was personally abused as a child. And honestly looking back on it, I have no feelings or thoughts about it. I was hit, smashed, things thrown at me and more. It learned me a lot...
    Ichki Ichki 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    More and more often I think about what I have and what others don't. We have access to water at anytime, anywhere we go in most countries but there are people in other countries...
    azurebites azurebites 51-55, F 3 days ago

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    I have a love hate relationships with narcissists. I was raised by them, conditioned by them, dated plenty of them. I sort of feel bad for narcissists because they are the easiest...
    allinlove allinlove 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    You would never think looking at a child such as this one, was going through so much sexual abuse. It's sickening and sad looking at this picture knowing what was hiding behind...
    loverenzy loverenzy 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    " I am " I am 16 But mentally I am 10 Emotionally I am afraid of everything I am a victim of abuse and I am ashamed . No one knows how hard it's to hide the pain behind a...
    kittenmajor kittenmajor 18-21, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    It's all i seem to do recently is bicker and cry because Im depressed and dont know what to do I'll be blunt n to point and try explain, I was so happy for last 6 years after years...
    1982Caroline1982 1982Caroline1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    My whole life has been built on abuse of almost every kind but as I see it now, it was a soul forged through fire and it has made my soul strong, as strong as any metal and as...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M Feb 4

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    I was just thirteen when I started being abused by my Mum's boyfriend Pierre. A child. It went on for two years, with her collusion, even encouragement. It was ugly, scary. I know...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I have never had not one person to tell me that I should stay away from my mother because it could be bad for my health. Because she is a woman I feel like everyone covers up for...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 3

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    While we still live apart, it's not always possible to fully commit to the practical side of this. But he has assured me that once under the same roof, he is going to train me...
    OwnedByDaddy OwnedByDaddy 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I am a survivor suicide and coma couldn't hold me back thanks to the ALMIGHTY!!!!
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 36-40, M 14 Responses Feb 2

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    Yes, all abuse is wrong, sexual or not. I think that other forms of abuse are more overlooked if they are not sexual in nature. I have to say that is just not acceptable. NO...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Feb 2

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    Lately, I decided to dedicate my free time to volunteer.Among other things, I'm helping children with learning disabilities. Among the large group of children, there is this shy 9...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I was abused many times over the years as a kid. The most frequent/egregious abuser was my stepfather. It made me distant myself from people. It impacted my ability to be intimate...
    GodHatesMe2010 GodHatesMe2010 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm not really sure that I am a victim of emotional abuse. I've lived with my parents in the same house for twenty years, aside from the three semesters I spent in college, which...
    krcb krcb 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    totally agree, only women need to abuse men :P
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 30

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    My goal here, sharing part of my emotional abuse story with you, is to help anyone who feels like they're alone in what they're going through. The beginning was amazing. I had...
    missyorkk1 missyorkk1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I am glad to be leaving after 16 years of abuse .....
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    It is my dearest hope that others will be encouraged by this. For many years I was adversely affected by these early childhood traumas, remaining a victim to the abuse (yes, there...
    Islamujer Islamujer 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I am afraid of my mother. She's scary. She's mean. She's a monster. Do you know the feeling when you did your best but it's not enough. When you get B or C in a test are your...
    dreamingfate dreamingfate 13-15, T Jan 30

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    I have repressed memories. I know this, because I show 80-90% of long term symptoms of childhood sex abuse. Two of my doctors agree. I had really started thinking hard about it...
    Njhth Njhth 16-17, F Jan 29

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    my name is Taylor, age 20. I have two kids with my husband of 3 years. I've wanted to leave my husband for 4 months because he has been sexually and physically abusive. if I could...
    Taylorlovesagain Taylorlovesagain 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    unles Katy party wantin to abuse me she can
    goatsbeeshoneypots goatsbeeshoneypots 22-25, M Jan 29

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    This story is my own, I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    PSA: I'm using some rough words here. It occurred to me for the first time some 9 years ago that I was abused. I analyzed this in retrospect and this shocked me. Why did it shock...
    ramblingjules ramblingjules 26-30 1 Response Jan 27

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    I was abused as a child. I've never talked about it. this is the most I've ever talked about it now but I've been holding it in for 15 years. I've been able to usually keep a hold...
    LittleBird131 LittleBird131 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I have been both physically and emotionally abused all of my life, but the thing is- bruises heal. Scars fade away. Hair grows back. It's not the physical abuse that makes me want...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 1 Response