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I Am a Domestic Abuse Survivor

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 63 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am 14 let me start off before I was born my mom smoked drank got on roller coasters and she knew that she was pragnat she tired to she tried to have an abortion but she was too...
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 3 Responses May 3

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    So many people carrying the same wounds and pain… I am one of them…My mother abused me horribly, but I managed disconnect from her as I was age 4-5. I told myself: this is...
    soulbridge soulbridge 36-40, F 1 Response May 6

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    You know those moments when you just want to be rescued, to be taken out of the situation you've been put in? Everytime I feel I am getting somewhere in life, I come tumbling back...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was sexual abused as a child but I survived, now I am trying to stay strong after my granddaughter was sexual abused by my daughters friend, she's 9 year old and this nightmare...
    Christineanne2013 Christineanne2013 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    I was physically abused ever since I was 3 years old by both of my parents. I never got out until I was 20 years old. I ran away 3 times. I was molested when I was 7-9 years old...
    dancinglawn dancinglawn 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    I'm a 13 year old girl, I was born on 9/11/2001 the exact day and time the first plane hit the World Trade Center in NY city. When my parents found out I was born on the same day...
    Ellie1dale Ellie1dale 22-25, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    My dad would hit us in a way that wouldn't be acceptable today, but was acceptable then. My mom, on the other hand, would get mad at the drop of a hat, hit my brother or me (or...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 1 Response May 2

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    Every time I wanted things, I was denied, I was made to think that wanting things was wrong, that wanting beyond what was given to me was greedy. Say, if I wanted attention from...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    With mothers day approaching, how are you guys going to handle it? I would love to never speak to my mother again... but we all know it's not always that simple. thoughts?
    Jekkasaur Jekkasaur 22-25, F 6 Responses May 4

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    I think about what life might be like if I could talk about who I am. I started lying about who I was at an age where lying seems unconscionable. These were my lies-- I wasn't...
    penwithajen penwithajen 41-45, F 1 Response May 14

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    Just a small reminder that you are not alone, it was not your fault, and there is still good in the world, it can just be hard to find. You're strong, you CAN do this.
    Jekkasaur Jekkasaur 22-25, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It may seem like a small thing to some and that is fine cause it happen to me.
    Keith490 Keith490 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    That moment when you can hear them coming up the stairs you hide under the covers shaking your hart pounding like locomotive as the door handle turns you try to pretend to be sleep...
    JessicababyBell JessicababyBell 26-30, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's one off them things to grow up in constant fear and cry your self to sleep every night is a thing people can't possibly have any idea what it's like unless they lived n been...
    littlebabybell littlebabybell 13-15, T 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    Does anyone know how to move past it. I drank the pain away for a long time and now I'm sober.. I have also been in a relationship with a very abusive woman too. I don't want be a...
    sirnatural sirnatural 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My dad started off as a good man. It was only when I was 3 that he began abusing my mother then me. He would come home drunk and we would both hide in a closet and hope he fell...
    Alexrrrr Alexrrrr 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is an experience I was uncomfortable sharing because I never know how much to share with the Internet. The one thing that encouraged me to post this is the ability to help...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi there, I was hoping some one could help me out with a situation so I can better support my partner. My fiancée in her last relationship was subject to domestic violence for...
    tryingtohelpfiancee tryingtohelpfiancee 22-25, M Apr 26

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    As a young girl, I saw my mom beatean so many times that whenever she left the house, I would sit with my sad, scared little face and wait to see if she would return. I often had...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 27

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    "That my body is all that I am", how well I know the feeling. I just read about another woman that was sexually abused growing up and the quote is from her story. Reading it made...
    CaningCaregiver CaningCaregiver 26-30, F 2 Responses May 4

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    I am triggered every time someone tells a man that having been sexually abused by a woman is something to be proud of, happy about, etc. Abuse is abuse, not a rite of passage. We...
    lovevolves8 lovevolves8 36-40, F 1 Response May 7

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    Such a sensitive topic with me....... I will never understand child abuse in a way...but I do in other ways.....I am a survivor myself of harsh child abuse for great deal of...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses May 3

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    Hello all. I am new to this site but would like to share my story. I have been in a emotional, verbal, and physical abusive relationship for 8 years. Just a few months ago, I...
    Lola0821 Lola0821 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My fiancée in her last relationship was subject to domestic violence for several years. She has suggested that I could better understand what she went through if I was to talk to...
    tryingtohelpfiancee tryingtohelpfiancee 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Hi there, I was hoping some one could help me out with a situation so I can better support my partner. My fiancée in her last relationship was subject to domestic violence for...
    tryingtohelpfiancee tryingtohelpfiancee 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Something happened to me that made me wonder about the nature of abuse in the world. My wife was on one of her tirades so I did as I usually do, I shut up and walked away. As I...
    wcsteel wcsteel 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    I can choose my life I can choose what i do I can choose what i say I can choose people who i talk to and spend time with I am a boss on my own life And i don't let people say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 26

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    I feel like I am ruined and I wish I was dead every single day. Growing up I use to wish death on my abusers and they did die of natural causes when I was an adult and still didn't...
    birdsofprey93 birdsofprey93 31-35, F Apr 27

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    Many parts of the world have celebrated the end of world war 2 seventy years ago. Streets in France are named after the date 8 mai 1945. Yet whilst a time for celebrations it was...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M May 10

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    My babysitters husband and son use to molest me and my younger sister. I want to die every time I think of what they did to my sister. I was in the third grade and she was in the...
    PandaLoves PandaLoves 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Was. I am so tired of living with the mentality of "I'm the victim". Don't live by that or else you will continue to be stepped on. Live with the title of "survivor" not "doormat...
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M Apr 28

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    I have been sexually abuses and raped.
    summer1357 summer1357 26-30, F 1 Response May 2

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