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I Am a Domestic Abuse Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    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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    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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    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 36-40, F Nov 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My abuse was that of neglect and emotional abuse. There was some physical abuse but not enough to be scared from it. I was bullied all through school. I was even bullied in my...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    It shouldn't hurt to be a child. No child should feel like they are alone in the world, and nothing that they can do is right, but so many do, and the ones who do, feel like they...
    LostAriel LostAriel 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I was abused by the ONE person you'd never expect to do it. MY MOTHER. I was 12 when it happened & I'm 20 now. It still haunts me. I've forgiven her but yet I miss her so much at...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 1

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    This is my first time posting, I wasn't really sure about doing this but I feel like I need to. The first 5 years if my life I lived with my grandparents and my mom. My bio dad...
    swan88 swan88 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    Basically, recently, there has been a lot of interest in child abuse victims in my area. Outside my family, no-one knows about what my step-father did to me. I mean, the whole...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Thankful I got out. If anyone has or had a similar experience you can message me. We can share our stories about how we got safe.
    Shermer Shermer 36-40, F a week ago

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    My mom and my twin sister were all I had growing up. No family at all to visit, that is because they all HATED my moms husband. I never told people he was my step dad. He made all...
    Jml2013 Jml2013 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I remember being 6 years old and my older siblings had left home. My mother had jus had the youngest in our family. The twins were almost 3. My mother was a very sick alcoholic...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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    Anyone know the cure for loneliness?
    itsawish itsawish 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 5

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    I wish I could talk to somebody about this but it's so hard :(
    OliviaFrey OliviaFrey 13-15, F 11 Responses Aug 7

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    Isolation became my being, the walls of my windowless room became my flesh, and the cries of pain became my soul. What can I say that others hasn't? I could talk about it, but I...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 4 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm going to do this, ok. And I'm NOT going to cry, no. When I was 7 my father left us. I am a child of 7, the youngest, and the only girl. It was tough on most of us when my...
    gigglesounds gigglesounds 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 1 Response Aug 3

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    A poem I wrote after experiencing domestic abuse...if you are being abused get away and get help sadly many don't have the chance to... " CENTER ISLE" Today is...
    lilacbeauty lilacbeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Its never love when he calls you a ***** or a *****. Because no respectable man would ever call his woman names, especially ***** or *****. Is he truly sorry for leaving scars on...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I was a sophomore in college and he was a senior. Something about him being older made it feel so right…he was charming, mature, and the life of the party type of guy. Not to...
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    It has been a while since I have posted here. I've restarted the videos on Survivors of Child Abuse and Maladaptive daydreaming. My latest video is about flashbacks and tips on how...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F Aug 7

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    Survivor means I lived to tell the story. I will tell the story even though the ones who hurt me made me sure that no-one would ever believe me. I will tell the story even though...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    i hate any type of domestic violence against women, be it physical, sexual, or psychological, my heart goes out to women in these terrible situations, women's shelters are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7

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    I am sitting here, and I do not know where to start. For 21 long years I have been living a lie. Thinking that what he has done to me was "normal". My heart is racing because this...
    WonderingJazmine WonderingJazmine 18-21 Aug 12

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    Where do I go from here, everytime I try to begin I start to cry. I`ve been told to let it all out, why is it so easy to say something like that when you aren`t the one who lived...
    0utlander 0utlander 56-60, M Aug 19

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    I feel like I have more problems now that I've admitted to myself I've been abused, than when I was actually being abused. I'm in therapy but it's been a year already. I've made...
    wanderinggrl wanderinggrl 26-30, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I`m sorry, so sorry for this but yet again I can`t get passed being seven. Things get worse and I have tried to put onto screen what I have kept in my head for 52yrs. I can`t, it`s...
    0utlander 0utlander 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I was sleeping, out cold. My mum came in my room to attend to my little brother and let the dog in with her. My dog started to lick my hand and I heard rustling from my mum. I...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I was sexually abused by my step father from age 6 to age 17 :(
    timjsmiles0016 timjsmiles0016 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    yes ..iam here to pen down all my heart breaking stuff .which r only bound tome..all this **** causing pain..from what u get domestic violence....like any lady of my country whr...
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    My brother was abused by our so called "father" ever since he was a kid ;when my parents got divorced and my brother started mistreating me.I have been thrown against walls,I've...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    'Come to my bedroom' he said, 'I just need to talk to you' he said. Them words I will never forget. But he didn't. He pushed me down on his bed and pinned me, forcing me to do...
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I was a child slave from six to ten then was abused from ten to twelve and last year they attempted to make me a slave again but God was with me the entire time and rescued me when...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I was rape for a couple of years when I was younger. My parents were divorcing and it was a sad time. So many sad things I saw then do to each other. I was neglected. No one ever...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    When I was 15 I was sent to a treatment center for teens. It was I Maine, a place called Ironwood I was there for many reasons. First I had been raped the year before. It was very...
    jujubee16 jujubee16 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    So I'm 13 and this guy I was with at the time was 18 I wasn't dating him just hanging out and I wasn't high or anything but we were chilling and he asked me a lot if times before...
    ryry009 ryry009 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    I went back around the same time it's brought the side back the awful angry nasty side why for what? That place holds what scares me the most my nightmare It holds what should of...
    cailowe cailowe 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In my first "experience" I told you that you and I are different. This experience will just be peeling back one of the layers so you can see in more detail. I was diagnosed with...
    AshTheShade AshTheShade 31-35, M Aug 10

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    My best friend was abused as a child and from the stories he told me, I am still really distraught over what his Dad did to him. It was physical and emotional abuse. People always...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want nothing more than to forget it... Sometimes I have nightmares of what happened in my childhood on the outside everything seemed perfect most people looked at my household...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 10

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    My sister (3 yrs older) sexually abused me when I was 11. She was abused by my grandfather. I get flashes of her holding me down kissing and touching me - I felt guilty, sick and...
    lulumonta lulumonta 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Anyone knowing my own personal experiences won't be supprised that I'm against it, but what is "it" exactly? Child abuse. It's not always sexual, not even physical... it's taking...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Religious crap gets rammed down the throats of millions of innocent kids the world over, from all religions. It is the worst kind of mental child abuse and many of them turn into...
    uknudy uknudy 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 7