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I Am a Survivor of Domestic Violence

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    We grew up together. I met my husband when we were 6. We were married when we were 21... and when I was 22 and pregnant with our daughter, he started pushing me around. Shortly...
    Sizzlebizzlebear Sizzlebizzlebear 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    My Abuse Story - well i have struggled with my worth since i can remember never feeling good enough. i met a man, got married to him at a young age, at first he seemed amazing...
    Aweir23 Aweir23 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    There Is A Tomorrow - Hi Everybody i am a survivor of domestic abuse and i am now doing more than just surviving. I was a victim for 33years of physical (most of the bones in my...
    sunrise58 sunrise58 61-65 3 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    The Sign On the Bathroom Wall - A few weeks ago, I would have said that my husband was a little crazy, maybe a little over aggressive, somewhat of a control freak. But I...
    neverunderestimate neverunderestimate 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    Because (1) In (3) Is One Too Many... Help Me Put Something On the "Endangered Experience List" - My name is EPJake.  Many of you know me.  Many of you do not. I am...
    EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2009

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    Survivor! - If my story could help even one person then I would be happy.I was 17 when I met the man met the of my dreams or so I thought....He was 19 and he was cute, shy and he...
    Survivor88 Survivor88 22-25 3 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Unwilling Witness - I am an adult child of extreme domestic violence. My father was a mentally unstable person who should have been locked up. Instead my family endured his abuse...
    goodegirl goodegirl 41-45 Dec 24, 2010

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    I can truly say that domestic violence is more than physical. I can say that a husband can rape a wife. And I can say that I am a survivor. I am just getting out of a ten year...
    elizzy8 elizzy8 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    hi to everyone is reading this. I don't know what is wrong with me at the moment but feel like I just need to tell what is happening to me and how I feel and maybe someone can...
    xhannahmuskax xhannahmuskax 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    Survior For Sure - I was abused by someone that i loved so much. He and i had this relationship that burned so hot. I fell for him and we seemed to really be heading in the right...
    moonstar312 moonstar312 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2011

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    its crazy how growing up with abuse makes you think its ok....i watched my mom and dad treat eachother like enemies and the physical abuse i never understood it ...the hitting all...
    warriormom89 warriormom89 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    After my family moved back to Diyarbakir in Turkish Kurdistan when I was 10 life went to Hell in a handbasket FAST. We moved from Cape Town,South Africa and we moved because we...
    PaleEyedColored PaleEyedColored 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Another Scream From The Silence - Fool me once is on you, fool me twice is on me, fool me three times ...I am just a donkey.   It happened to me not only once, but twice: When I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    It has been almost 3 years now since I ran away with my kids from my abusive husband. The first year being free was the worst. It gradually got better but the memories are always...
    30STMJL 30STMJL 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I am. I've been known as a **** my whole life. I moved to Italy to get a new identity. I fell inlove with a great guy at that time. After a year of our marriage i was being slapped...
    MissMckenzie MissMckenzie 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    As a survivor of domestic violence from my father and an ex-boyfriend, I have become passionate about helping others who have had trauma experiences. Now, I'm doing research on how...
    GooseOTL GooseOTL 26-30, F Mar 8

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    Hatred With A Passion -    When I was a little boy all I ever wanted from my dad was a hug and to be told that he loved me. Instead all I ever got was beaten and for most of the...
    michaelraybaker michaelraybaker 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Lucky Escape - When I met my husband he was so loving and gentle I never thought he could ever hurt me. After three years of marriage and the birth of our son he hit me for the...
    Monkeynut1 Monkeynut1 22-25 Jun 19, 2013

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    Stayed To Long. - I was abused by my parents. My dad molested me at a young age. After I told my mom he started raping me. He told me he was teaching how to love a man. Back then...
    bobbysgirl398 bobbysgirl398 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2010

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    My Life Has Changed - My life has changed so much in the past 4 years.... there where ups and downs, sometimes I was happen and it seemed everything was going to be ok. Then there...
    M2bx M2bx 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2013

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    Love Hurts - Tempers start to flare, two voices start to yell Insults fly this way and that way They have both had to many shots of scotch on the rocks She starts to cry she...
    zen404 zen404 22-25 4 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Never again!!!!!!!!!!! if he has a drinking or drug problem stay clear.
    torn2014 torn2014 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    No More Abuse - I was in a relationship for 7 years with what I thought was a great man, until one day!! He had done everything right (in my eyes) up until that point. I had...
    completenwhole completenwhole 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Escape From Abuse - My story was front page news. You can read it at: http://www.newsregister.com/news/results.cfm?story_no=199195   I am AWESOME! Awesome stands for...
    oinvu4uraqt oinvu4uraqt 31-35 5 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    i moved to the state of nevada from my home in california for my fiance of seven years.. he once in a while would beat me up, but i never left, i was in love with him,.. november...
    DorthyMontes DorthyMontes 41-45, F Feb 9

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    Broken Inside - I sit here broken inside. Putting together the pieces of my life. Trying to cope with all of the pain Trying not to feel like I’m going insane All the blows to...
    breesusrocksmysocks breesusrocksmysocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    My Bad Experience Made Me Stronger - I have been seperated for nearing 2 yrs now have been married for 12 yrs and have 2 beautiful children.We had a very bad experience espescially...
    alikayley alikayley 36-40, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Am I A Survior? - My personal fan club. Always there to cheer me on, make it look like he was cheering me on. Everyone thought my relationship was fine. My husband worked two jobs...
    09Normal 09Normal 36-40 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    I Survive I feel again No longer numb or broken inside I feel again Wanting to live, no longer wishing to die I feel again I sing again A simple song of freedom and...
    breesusrocksmysocks breesusrocksmysocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I am a Survivor Of Domestic Violence .. Yes I am a warrior living one day at a time .... Yes I have endured 8 years of Slaps punchs an bruises and sexual abuse .. I know through...
    jennz98 jennz98 36-40 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I am not where I was yesterday .. Yes I still have a long road ahead of me being a survivor of domestic violence .. I pray and hope that I will never turn down that road again...
    jennz98 jennz98 36-40 Feb 21

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    I'm A Survivor Of Domestic Violence - I lived with my ex partner and our kids age 3 and 2 at the time, he never was aggressive towards me, then 1 day he changed after we got...
    marjorie21 marjorie21 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    I Am A Survivor Of Domestic Violece - "I wasn't very excited at the thought of sharing my past with the world. I always hid behind my pain and acted as if life was great. My...
    mytytyty3 mytytyty3 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Local Escapes Domestic Violence, Becomes Entrepreneur - This is MY Story. Standing Her Ground... (reprinted from WNY Women in Business; December 2009) By Nicole...
    SuzannePerry SuzannePerry 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Domestic Violence - i was abused by my kids father during my pregnancy it has left me traumatized in the sense i will never built that type of relationship with a man again. When...
    confusedgirl619 confusedgirl619 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Moving On And Feel Like Deer In Headlights: What'S A Survivor Do?? - I was in my relationship for approximately six years. No one can ever imagine what that time did to me unless...
    hopeful61180 hopeful61180 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    Will You Be The Next Silent Witness - A Silent Witness is a woman who has been killed due to domestic violence.  The Silent Witness organization presents life-sized red...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 6 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    My Dad - I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. - Mark Twain   And that's all i have to say about that!
    1Babe 1Babe 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2009

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    Its Not So Easy to Leave - Twenty one years ago, I thought I met the man of my dreams.  He was handsome, worldly & very charismatic.  Our relationship was intense...
    smileyone0329 smileyone0329 36-40, F 30 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    My husband of 19 years became depressed. I tried to get him medical help for 3 years to no avail. On my daughters 21st birthday he tried to kill himself by slashing his wrists the...
    crazygirl58 crazygirl58 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    How Do I Recover While Im Still With My Spouse? - Its been years since the last beating i took at the hands of my spouse. Please read my abuse story to fully understand what im...
    Wifey0904 Wifey0904 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    Domestic Violence - My article on Helium.com Running into the bathroom slamming the door and pushing my body close to it so he won't get in. His fist pound the door like a drum...
    lija30 lija30 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    On The Other Side.. - As much as I had to share my nightmare story, my gradual climb back up, then the acceptance and step forward, I now feel the need to share my victory, I am...
    simplylee simplylee 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    What Is Fear? - What is fear? It is not a stranger, for I have once played Fear in a game of chess. Fear harassed my 'knights' of will and 'pawns' of dignity. For each move Fear...
    SelflessSheikah SelflessSheikah 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Please Read! - Hi I am Miranda. I am making a presentation about abuse all abuse. To let people know they are not alone. If you would like to share your story please message me...
    NorthDakotagirl1997 NorthDakotagirl1997 18-21 Oct 4, 2013

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    I Survived 20 Years of Domestic Violence - I survived 20 years of domestic violence . i got the courage to leave in 2001 , it wasnt easy becalse he controled my every move i...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    So this is an experience experiment, is it not? Have you ever been strangled in & out of consiousness with a 357 revolver loaded with hallow point rounds pressed against your...
    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F Jan 5

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    I don't like to call myself a survivor, because I'm still trying to get out. I just know that I know what its called. When I feel like Im losing my mind I know the reality is I am...
    vdm1966 vdm1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    A Childs Perspective. - I saw my dad beat my mom once and that was enough to make me hate him. I was about 12 and I can remember it like it was yesterday. I kicked the door to...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M 3 Responses