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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 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was married to my abuser for 14 years. We divorced in 2002 and he has always hassled me off and on - maybe once in 12 months - since then. Unfortunately, I got back on his radar...
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    roughweather roughweather 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love to learn and I am a knowledge seeker. I didn't know how much I was going to learn when I got married. The hard way. Learning the hard way though, is very effective. You gain...
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    Age 4 to 12 I was sexually abused by my brother who is 7 years older then me. There's two main factors as to what caused this. One, my family was in a strict Christian church. Two...
    winterbugs winterbugs 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    ~Once upon a time, there was a girl, a young angel, pretty and blonde, who had appeared sixteen and one night her and her boyfriend had sex and she got pregnant and fell from grace...
    LadyXSilverthorne LadyXSilverthorne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    Relatively new to this lifestyle, although I felt this way for a very long time in support of Christian Domestic Discipline.. I can totally take spanking and other punishment, and...
    hauntd hauntd 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I think verbal abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, because it really does a number on you, not so much on the outside, but on the inside, the hateful words, the way you are put...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 18

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    Anyone who wants to hear my story can feel free to message me
    jeepxjdude2000 jeepxjdude2000 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I just want to post a "THANK YOU!" to all the people on this site who use their experiences to support others. I've been having a difficult time coping and it usually gets worse...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    They denied him parole and said come back again in March. I haven't touched my husband for 9 months.He got moved 5 hours away to Boise so we haven't seen each other for 5 months...
    GingerJensen34 GingerJensen34 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Charitee Charitee 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I approve of Domestic Discipline. I believe that the wife/girlfriend is to be subject and obedient to the husband/boyfriend and when needed, be obedient to punishment. I also...
    stryper1 stryper1 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    It happened so many years ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I don't hold bad feelings against him.
    Thog Thog 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I knew a man who was visibly physically abused by his wife, she was a control freak, no shelters or equality for men. whatsoever. against the *******,hit me, you'll rue that day...
    Richard161 Richard161 46-50, M Jul 14

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    I mean, I guess it depends on your opinions on abuse. Everyone is bound to see that differently. Psychologically speaking, I have the signs of abuse - but my childhood had very...
    PersonalApocalypse PersonalApocalypse 22-25, M Jul 11

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    I love survivor I can't wait for second chance go joe
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 10

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    I've been having more flashbacks than usual lately. They vary with intensity but never really go away. I have been living with it for so long that I've come to accept they will...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I am not a victim any longer but a survivor of child abuse and sexual abuse as a teenager and as an adult.
    susanbornin1969 susanbornin1969 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am firmly against child abuse of any kind. I was abused as a child and as an adult female. I personally know what child abuse and abuse in general is all about because I am a...
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    My memories of being sexually abused is brief, not there mainly. I don't remember anything but glimpse of few events and that's all. Anyway, to me as a child in the age of 5...
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    Sensate88 Sensate88 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    CULT SURVIVOR I grew up in a evangelical fundamentalist group that was ran by my "Family". I escaped child abuse, neglect and the rise of a religious cult. I am finally willing to...
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