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I Am a Domestic Abuse Survivor

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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...
    PRAESPERO2519 PRAESPERO2519 26-30, F Oct 30, 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...
    dejavu412 dejavu412 41-45 Nov 6, 2010

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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...
    justadreamer912 justadreamer912 36-40, F Nov 18, 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...
    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...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 8, 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...
    Tee11 Tee11 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 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...
    Atreasure Atreasure 46-50, F Apr 24, 2013

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    I have deep hatred for the MAN abused me sexually when I was just a little kid. I was only 4-5 years old when this guy, this so called relatives sexually abused me. I din't know...
    nobodyn234 nobodyn234 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Can kids or adult survivors of child abuse sue thier parents? The answer is complicated. The short answer is no. http://whatprivilege.com/abused-kids-cant-really-sue-their...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    If by 'survivor' you mean that I'm alive and now an adult. It's a betrayal. The one person who is supposed to do everything but hurt you, inflicting harsh, ongoing, wanton pain...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M 8 Responses Apr 4

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    It started when my mom married my stepfather. He would use any mistake I made as an excuse to punish me. The punishment was always sadistic compared to the silly mistakes a 4 year...
    Zacarabear Zacarabear 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Going through all those memories really hurts .The pain they cost made me creat a world inside my head which made me really happy .. Yes I was abused as a child ,both emotionally...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am back in my home town for the first time after I started my therapy. Right now I am missing it alot. Here I am again amongst those I hide so much from and I have no one to...
    lostinit lostinit 31-35 1 Response Apr 2

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    My story I keep asking myself when it all started. If there was a specific day or a specific event to be able to pinpoint when I started to loose myself. There is no day or...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response Mar 22

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    THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF THE “UNIMAGINABLE STARTING OVER” If someone would have told me that I was going to lose my children a year ago I would have laughed. If...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 Mar 26

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    My step father beat me and my sisters and brother regularly as a parenting technique. I've held onto these horrific memories most of my life and it's affected my parenting...
    lonelyCPA lonelyCPA 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 22

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    Socks. Soft, fuzzy, thick, warm. I hate the cold. I know what it is to have blue feet. Aching, throbbing, pain as they thaw; tears running down my face. I detest being cold. I...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Ode to My mother Calmly committing evil, impervious to the screams of her victim Methodical, business like, as though this is a task that must be completed At times smiling...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Horror of horrors that I should have to remember this. Joe came up with a disgusting game "open your mouth and close your eyes and I'll give you a big surprise." I did and he spit...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    My mother is a very angry person. The memories come back. beatings over things like accidentally dropping a sock, accidentally sleeping in, spilling a glass of milk, etc. the...
    melodycoates melodycoates 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    Touch a hot stove and you learn to never touch the red coils. Hit a kid and your mom punishes you by hitting you because you aren't supposed to hit kids.
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I'm back. I see I was right that nobody would care, but that's ok. I can't blame you. Looking back over my life, I am a ****** up person. From being told I don't have a soul, to...
    Yearsgoby Yearsgoby 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The nightmares and shakes are back. I have no idea why this time. They started two weeks ago and I can't get them to stop. It scares me how quickly and without warning those...
    ScarredScared ScarredScared 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 5 days ago

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Surprisingly enough, I've never bothered writing about this. I met him, and I stopped writing, I stopped drawing, I stopped enjoying my life.. He gave me one great gift, one whom I...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my father mentally , physically, and emotionaly abused me as a child
    JamesB20 JamesB20 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    A few weeks ago I came to the realization that my ex-husband is on drugs and has been since the beginning of our marraige. Now that I have been out of my abusive relationship for...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I am a survivor and will continue to be so. Robbed of my peace of mind and treated like crap, I lived through it. I can live through almost anything now. I would rather it had not...
    Thatredheadchick Thatredheadchick 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I was with "him" for almost 30 years. In the beginning I did notice that he was somewhat controlling. Also he could be manipulative. However in those times these actions were...
    Freedom425 Freedom425 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    My dad is my abuser and I didn't know why I felt so dysfunctional until recently. My mom is amazing, and she is a survivor of horrible abuse herself so I never knew that emotional...
    katieowl katieowl 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a survivor, after being in a relationship for 10 years with it turning violent after almost 3 years, I can say that I'm finally leaving. It's scary and I know its going to be...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    7 Years. Of those 7 years I was only happy for about 3 years. 7 years with a man who gave me so much joy in the beginning. Now it's like he lives to tear me down. To humiliate me...
    bmichelleb bmichelleb 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I think that most of the things I allow sexually had to do with me being sexually abuse when I was younger I need professional help
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    For 10 years I was sexually abused by the man who I thought to be my father. When I found out that he wasn't my real dad, it made me feel better.
    Wanderlust7 Wanderlust7 16-17, F Mar 27

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    When I was about 4 years old, almost 5 my mother had met this man, who was about to be in our lives for a very long time. When I just got into kindergarten he had fallen off a...
    JustALittleGirl123 JustALittleGirl123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I left my abuser when I found out I was pregnant again, since he beat me previously causing my child to die. Now my son is 16 and is abusing me too. I can't take it anymore! I am...
    dumbwhore dumbwhore 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    My older brother takes his anger out on me , he has been for years. Mostly verbal abuse he uses some seriously ugly words just to bring me down and make sure I'm as miserable as he...
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    Just want to know plz help my bf Is from Afghanistan i been with him 10 months and he has stop me from uni he has stop me from wearing tight jeans he dont even allow me to the shop...
    ayesha290388 ayesha290388 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I feel helpless... Knowing that he beat you again... I wish I were there to protect you... You do not deserve to be abused! Nobody deserves to be beaten. I care for you, my Angel...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F Mar 27

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    He was perfect from the beginning kind patient sweet. He moved in with me and I was totally in love he was my first true love. I ended up falling pregnant and it all started just...
    leeleelou leeleelou 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    What did I do to deserve this? I loved him and was always there for him, even when he would scream at me or hit me. I never did anything to deserve this, in my mind, but whenever I...
    LtngBug67 LtngBug67 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Abandoned as a toddler, foster care, abuse of ALL kinds, growing learning, finding God, and true love, getting stronger all the time....life is now good.
    MaryB7 MaryB7 51-55, F Mar 26

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    Stage 4 melanoma survivor :)
    Ilovemykids77 Ilovemykids77 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I was 26 years old when I got GBS. I was a new mom of a four month old baby girl. Before she was born I had taught 1st grade. The plan was to take a year off from teaching then go...
    mommabrick5 mommabrick5 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Among them family who were in concentration camps, mostly Treblinka, but I know at least a few went to Dachau and Stutthof. I have seen only Treblinka and Dachau. Also, various...
    seitanist seitanist 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    We live a DD life and wondered who else here lives this? We started a website so people understand what it is http://domesticdisciplineuk.ning.com/home Princess x
    princess1950 princess1950 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    April 3. I think we often forget the little boys affected by child abuse. We only really think about the boys when there are big cases like Michael Jackson or Jerry Sandusky are in...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3