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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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

    Since I was a young tyke, my father and mother have been fighting because of marriage issues. My father used to be a drunk who would hit her when she talk back to her. I remember...
    Marik13 Marik13 13-15 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've realized something. Something horrible. It makes me want to cry, puke and scream. I don't know how I didn't see it before. I remembered something last night and it's...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I am not a child anymore but I still put up with abuse. Pray for me...that I get my own place soon, somewhere where I can be safe and comfortable and not harassed/tortured/abused...
    creativegal82 creativegal82 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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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...
    chanjen chanjen 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    My cousin molested me since i was to young to remember. I started to realize it was wrong around the ages of 7-8. He slept over all the time practically lived with me. I started to...
    Prettygurl234 Prettygurl234 16-17, F 10 Responses Nov 22

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    I have a story like all of you been through the therapy of remembering more than I ever wanted too. but I found ways to cope then survive now i'm trying to thrive. my coping was...
    hopeful72 hopeful72 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    just kids experimenting or abuse?? boy 2.5 years older than sister engages her is sex play on landing while dad at pub and mum watching tv. too young to penetrate her. multuple...
    Movingon45 Movingon45 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I was sexually abused as a child for over 10 years by my own family
    Skittlesrox94 Skittlesrox94 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 4

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    This week has been full of nightmares and flashbacks. I've been working with severely disabled children, some of whom were physically abused by their parents. It brings everything...
    ScarredScared ScarredScared 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I was sexualy abused by my mother when i was a child
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was sexually abused as a BABY I was burned with cigarettes as a 2 year old. I still have the scars on my chest. My biological mother tried to drown me in the toilet. I've...
    throwawaychild throwawaychild 46-50, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hope you get want you want on Christmas. We both know you never wanted a daughter. You never wanted me. You dreamt and talked about the day that you would never have to see my...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been in therapy since the age of nine when I started throwing tantrums and kicking our apartment wall in. I have also been hospitalized a dozen times, misdiagnosed and...
    Mamalaicious333 Mamalaicious333 66-70, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Was i abused? Thats the question, i did something with mom
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M 3 hrs ago

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    I am completely shattered! I am damaged, in all senses. My stepfather is to blame for all my troubles. That man thinks he can just walk in and cause us grief and later on stiffs...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I'll tell everybody I am 27 I never had friends not even a girlfriend the word rejection is huge and the pain is horrible been depressed for a long time already since I was 12 not...
    forsa85 forsa85 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 19

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    I just wanna forget. I know it wasn't my fault...Sometimes the flash backs make me cry. Sometimes angry. My father is dead to me.
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Starving all the time was nothing new to me growing up. Other kids in school were the same way. My late father, used the money (Child tax benefit) to gamble, drink and feed himself...
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    My mom hits me a lot. Back when I was little, I used to cry a lot. I was a miserable child. My mom slapped me, hit me on my back, called me names. I never knew the meanings of the...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    My mom use to beat me until I was 13 or 14 and she didn't touch my twin brother or little sister.
    CaliArs CaliArs 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 8

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    I grew up forced into this mindset that everything was war and I was a warrior. The weak perish. I've grown stronger but wearer. I am not a warrior; I am not a soldier; I am human...
    bakeittwice bakeittwice 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Long story short,middle aged woman took me into a room and said I had to try on some clothes. Being young I obeyed and in short she forced herself on me. I get horrible flashbacks...
    browneyedbrownhair browneyedbrownhair 18-21, F 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I guess I can't quite say that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I hate anyone who abuses others. the reason I will write this story is because men are always considered to be the abusers because a lot of people think women are weak compared to...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    This is a good article for whatever kind of abusive relationship you may be in. Mine currently just happens to be verbal and emotional. And for those of you who want to whine...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I have a soul of emotional abuse survivor. I dont know why they all hurt my soul, my spirit and my mind. Thruh the years first it was my mother, then classmates disliked me, i...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 10 hrs ago

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    If you were to see me walking down the street, or in the grocery store, you would never realize that I am a survivor. The physical scars have healed, yet the mental and emotional...
    nuwbnprincess nuwbnprincess 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In October, I saw my abuser for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I've always struggled with accepting that I have been abused. My mother was abusive and I cut her out of my life 5 years ago. My husband was also abusive. I never ended up in the...
    littlegiraffe13 littlegiraffe13 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    i miss my ex abuser i dont know why. im going thru witgdrawl of a toxic relationship. its driving me crazy
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Nov 30

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    I am a survivor, I left just over a month ago and I have fought hard to get myself back on top, I know it will take longer than this but already things are getting better and I am...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    When I was 6 years old, my parents separated and I ended up moving in with my mom and step-dad, visiting my dad on the weekends. When I was 10 years old, the abuse started. It...
    sunisburning sunisburning 18-21, F Nov 24

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    My mother married a terrible guy in my tween years. I remember meeting him for the first time and telling my mom that I didn't like him. I remember feeling really uncomfortable...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So basically, when I got pregnant for my boyfriend, yes I was young. We were stupid, but we were in love. When we told his mother, she flipped out and started asking for a DNA test...
    SincerelyRae SincerelyRae 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I had a difficult time accepting that I had been abused as a child. Part of the reason for that is because growing up in that environment one tends to normalize what happened...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 20

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    Chrissy Grass between my toes and sun shining on my dark head, I was at peace. I loved and lived in the moment. I had no understanding of the past or the future. I only knew of...
    Punchinginadream Punchinginadream 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am having a difficult time deciding if my situation is as serious as everyone tells me it is. I keep going back and forth, almost on a daily basis. I've been with my husband for...
    htb1025 htb1025 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21