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I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,558 People

    Am I The Only Male

    I read quite a few of your stories and I find it interesting, but not surprising that I have not read one story by a male.  This sort of goes with my experience as a victim of domestic violence.  I was married very young to my high school sweetheart.  Everything...
    Aether71 Aether71 36-40, M 48 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    I have been with my abusive husband

    for 21years from the age of 16 (he was then 18). For a long time he was so charming and he wanted to see me everyday, he told me i was his world, i made his life wonderful. I had finished my final year at school and one day he got up from watching tv with me on the sofa at my...
    KirstyF KirstyF 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    What Now???

    So I was with this man for over 5 years....  I married him August 16, 2007.  I left for my honeymoon literally the day after my wedding to Hawaii.  Well, two weeks after we got back the name calling started.. Your fat... you don't do it for me anymore...
    pitbu11lover pitbu11lover 26-30, F 14 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    I shared my story on another account on EP

    but I'd like to have a anonymous account to. If u want to know my story u can just chat me.
    Justanothergirl2000 Justanothergirl2000 13-15, F Sep 12

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    Helens Story

    My first husband I got involved with at the age of 16. My dad was dieing of cancer. I just wanted to be an adult so I moved out of my fathers trailor to move in with a man that has ruined my life. I was with Scott for 13 and a half years. With being with him so young I tolerated...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    Stop the Hate!

    This is a blog i wrote on March 3 on my myspace. I was so tired of hearing beaten women bashed!! I am a huge DV activist in my hometown and hope that by informing the masses beaten women can avoid further humiliation. STOP CALLING WOMEN WHO  ARE BEING BEATEN AND ABUSED...
    amyjo3 amyjo3 26-30, F 12 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    Never in my life would I have imagined myself

    being a victim of domestic violence. My boyfriend & I were perfect once upon a time, & things went so wrong so fast. I loved him, & a part of me still does. But I can't go back. He'll do it again....and again....and again...Like always
    HeartbrokenHeroine HeartbrokenHeroine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I Am No Longer a Victim

     "I'm sorry, you just make me so mad". How many times I've heard that, I thought as I rubbed my swollen cheek.   It started out perfect, I met a man that was handsome, smart, and could make anyone laugh. He was the life of the party. Everyone thought he was...
    vanilla vanilla 26-30, F 15 Responses Jul 8, 2007

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    Its never love when he calls you a *****

    or a *****. Because no respectable man would ever call his woman names, especially ***** or *****. Is he truly sorry for leaving scars on your face and heart? How many times has he hurt you? If he is being verbally abusive, do you honestly think he would never hit you? Think...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I Did It.

    I called the police. He's in a cell right now. Court in 4 hours. I'll never let this happen again.
    AlexSparky AlexSparky 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    I'm feeling very hopeless

    and overwhelmed. I've been married for almost 17 years to an emotionally abusive narcissistic alcoholic. It wasn't until about four years ago that I realized there was something wrong. That it wasn't all my fault and me not being enough. Everyone else loves him. He's very good...
    kmn789 kmn789 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I can't seem to let go of the person I love

    with all my heart, even though inside he wishes he could smash my face So much he hates everything about me yet he won't leave.
    brokenh8rt brokenh8rt 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have been married for three years

    and have known my husband for four. When we met, it was an instant connection where I could with him about anything and be myself. We started to date and two months into our relationship, he cheated on me. I forgave him and the next month, we found out we were pregnant with our...
    btmama1108 btmama1108 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 18

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    It's been a year two months ago

    since I've gotten out an abusive relationship! I am a survivor but it still affects me, and I really been brushing it off till now. It affects my youngest son who's father is the abuser. He acts out in school, at home, and pretty much everywhere. It's hard, I feel bad for...
    NewLife0817 NewLife0817 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    30 Things I’ve Learned About Love from My

    Emotionally Abusive, Narcissistic, Alcoholic Husband 1. If you trust someone, they will repay you with suspicion and jealously. 2. If you offer someone a sincere compliment or express gratitude, your words will be met with suspicion, then rejected and spat on. In exchange you...
    KMarie789 KMarie789 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Well, Not Anymore

    My ex husband was abusive, physically, mentally and emotionally. I spent 5 years getting my *** beat, being put down, being forced to do things i didnt want to. Being raped on a regular basis. Yes ladies, your husband CAN rape you. It was pure hell. I ran when I had the right...
    kittylove30 kittylove30 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    There seems to be a black cloud

    that follows me everywhere I go. I tried to leave my abusive boyfriend yesterday. I already had a bag packed and hidden away. We got into a huge fight over me being just 14 minutes late from the grocery store. He proceeded to scream at me like a child in front of our 11...
    BrandNewChic BrandNewChic 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 16

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    The Sheep That Turned Into A Lion(Ess) - Story Dedicated To All Abused Male And Female Victims

    Ladies, to all of you out there living in (verbal, physical, economic) abusive relationships, please, hear me: God gave us freedom, it is the most precious jewel of all jewels, no one has the authority to take from you what God granted you with. Find the courage in your hearts...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    So the other day I was at my friends house

    and she started to braid my hair. I freaked out and moved away. She looked at me and asked my I don't like people touching my hair. I didn't know why so I just said I didn't like it. Later that night I was up at 2 in the morning. Nothing unusual. I finally fell asleep and I had...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Lingering Effects

    I have written many stories. I have shared my pain and hopefully some of you have found some comfort or identify with the issues I have and am facing.  It has been several years since I physically left my abuser.  I tried to be civil and just go with the flow for a couple...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    A Year Has Passed

    A Year has Passed Like Socrates said, “Wonder brings wisdom.” If you do not wonder about something how will you ever learn?My abuser did not want me to have knowledge, because knowledge is powerful, and that is what he took away from me, because he wanted power and control...
    awarren98 awarren98 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    Yes, I was sexually abused.

    I am also new to this site (give me some grace haha :) and this is my first post. I am 14 and the incident happened about six months ago. When I told my counselor therapist about my abuse, they blamed it on me. The conv with my counselor and therapist was like "so you let him...
    lbflame lbflame 13-15, F 8 Responses Jun 12

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    My story is similar to those on here

    but it's not as bad. He hasn't assaulted me yet. And that's why I got out. When we met it was amazing, we both have the same sick sense of humor an would laugh for hours. Being in different states made us spend hours talking over the phone, but which also meant I didn't get to...
    jesselizabethjw jesselizabethjw 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    When you've been a victim of domestic violence

    your whole world turns upside down. There is nothing more condradictory than the man who professes to love you harming you physically and emtionally. As all your thoughts are picked apart you begin to question everything....even you're reality... It's part denial.. It's hard to...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 20 Responses May 3

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    I was engaged to who I thought I was going to

    spend the rest of my life with. I didn't realize how much abuse I was receiving until I had him arrested. He finally hit me and I had enough. It started out with us arguing and him pinning me down on the bed, which he had done before. Once he hit me in my face, that was it. I...
    stacyda30 stacyda30 31-35, F Sep 10

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    Take The Night Back All They've Stolen All We Took From You

    I just wanted to stop by and drop a little song of support for y'all.  You all are inspirations to other s who need help.  I was suffering with some memories of a past situation and found this site and this group and through your words and wisdom you helped me past a dark part...
    Aether71 Aether71 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    Still Terrified....

    it is hard to talk about but I want help... When I was 14 years old I met this guy who I instantly fell for. He was 16 at the time. I was a virgin, he wasn't. He cheated on me because I wouldn't have sex with him. But about five months in I gave in. A week later he went to jail...
    babymama16 babymama16 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    The Unfortunate Family...

    sexually molested [step dad, uncle, babysitter (M)] and verbally/emotionally abused (mom). it lasts the rest of your life. with me, i try everyday to move forward and i do bit by bit. feel really bad about myself from time to time. but whatever does not kill me outright i battle...
    MuscleDjinn MuscleDjinn 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    My brother was abused by our

    so called "father" ever since he was a kid ;when my parents got divorced and my brother started mistreating me.I have been thrown against walls,I've been slapped and I have had his hand around my neck multiple times;I still remember his face while he was trying to choke my in my...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    He was arrested just two days ago.

    Earlier in the day we were talking wedding plans and then something snapped. In two years he never laid a hand on me and promised me he never would, because he loves me that much. Two days ago that changed. My heart is in a million pieces and I want to go and bond him out. I...
    cleo01 cleo01 46-50, F 3 Responses May 25

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    I am an abuse victim survivor.

    And I think people need know that an abuser can be anybody. They can be black or white, male or female, mother or father. And anybody can be a victim. They can be black or white, male or female, mother or father.
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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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 hard cause I've been with my ex for a long time and we have children together. He was my everything and I became nothing to myself. Which is...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    '3 years ago, I dated a guy,

    a guy I thought would Love me and my family . But in that 3 years I guess I was wrong. It was like a fairy tale, but the Handsome Prince was the evil one. I didn't have a beautiful Happily Ever After ending like every girl wants.I can still smell the blood printed against the...
    VictoriaVite23 VictoriaVite23 22-25, F 1 Response May 23

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    He through water in my face

    and on my 11 month old face , because I was Leaving him !! :'(
    Yuri1396 Yuri1396 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    It Came Out In Clumps

    The next day I washed my hair. It came out in clumps, some with skin still attached. I saved one and gave it to him. He looked at it squeamishly, like I had handed him a dead rat. He dropped it on the floor in disgust. “What?” I asked, “You tore it out, I thought you...
    lulabelle138 lulabelle138 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Search I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence My

    boyfriends alot older than me I was 18 he was 29 he is a alcohol and when we first got together I noticed he was sooo extremely possesive of me he had to know where I am all the time what im doing he hated me hanging around with his friends he would think im sleeping with them...
    BlondieBabyMwahX BlondieBabyMwahX 18-21, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I've decided to share my most resent experience

    and I need help. My mom made fun of another disabled person yesterday and I stood up to her again and she got really mad. We started yelling at each other. She slapped me in the face and told me to get in the car. After about an hour of her yelling we got home and the fight...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I just filed a protection order.

    I'm finally going to be free of him. I'm empowered, yet terrified.
    findinghome90 findinghome90 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21

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    My eyes hurt my whole face is,

    there is broken glass everywhere...but my cheek is really swollen could someone please talk to me
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 5

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    I have been a victim of domestic violence 2

    times, I feel so depressed, no friends to talk to. My life feels stuck and I don't know what to do, where to go, I don't even know me HELP
    Grace8grace Grace8grace 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    No blood I can still stand,

    I get some bruises or scratches. But really does it make a difference, I get kicked in my legs hard, hit hard, things thrown at me. I've learned to be tough, so I stand up for myself. But what if I wasn't capable of standing up for myself? Would he let himself go and take out...
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I got this welt on my head today.

    My boyfriend has been putting ice to it but here I sit alone now that he's at work.... Wondering why I still deal with it. We get violent at least two times a month. I let myself go through it. I feel weak
    sarahhunnix3 sarahhunnix3 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    :(

    I have for many years now been putting up with domestic voilence.. It has ground me down so much i do want to die some times:( i dont know why I have stuck it for so long I think its coz I feel i could never live on my own. I feel very trapped by my husband and his hold he has...
    mamdo2 mamdo2 36-40, F 45 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I am sitting here, and I do not know

    where to start. For 21 long years I have been living a lie. Thinking that what he has done to me was "normal". My heart is racing because this topic troubles me so deeply. Tears welt up in my eyes, I promised I wouldn't cry but it is really hard thinking and typing this out. My...
    WonderingJazmine WonderingJazmine 18-21 2 Responses Aug 12

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    My friends made me feel safe.

    I called my only two friends after my husband had thrown the supper I'd cooked him in the bed with me while I slept. I called the wife(my bff's are married to each other) and she calmed me down and got me to stop crying. It was very late and she was very patient and sweet. She...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I Didn't See It Coming . . .

    When I met my husband, he couldn't do enough for me.  He was wonderful.  But as soon as the vows were taken he changed, slowly and subtly at first, then it sped up and became more obvious.  He isolated me from my friends and my family.  He constantly...
    LCLM LCLM 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Glass everywhere. Blood tipping from the top of

    my head to the bottom of my toes. I can't see anything but a full wrecked house. I told myself to "Calm Down and that everything was going to be fine" . She stood there like a DEVIL. I felt weak. To weak to even breath. There was nothing I could do but lye there in the dark...
    queenlekxie04 queenlekxie04 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    My name is Gina And I am a victim of Domestic

    Abuse by a man who is my common law husband with both mental health and substance abuse issues and I need and want out, as much as I love this man I cannot do this anymore. I am lying to my family to be with him and he obviously either refuses to or is unable to appreciate that...
    ginaherms ginaherms 46-50, F 1 Response May 26

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    In Love With An Abuser, Trying to Lose the Love

    I thought it was love, an over the top tenderness, a magnetic sensuality that kept me waiting for the next time we were alone.... At first it wasn't abusive, just angry sometimes, what's a little insult with a bit of a slap or hair pulling???  But it got worse...
    dancingonthehill dancingonthehill 51-55, F 59 Responses Apr 3, 2009

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    Survivor

    That's what my social worker tells me when we visit and talk. Your not a victim your a survivor.    I see women who are TRUE survivors.  The ones who survive horrors.  I don't see myself as that.  I know women wear it like a proud badge of strength in some cases.  A...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    My mom. Every girl wants a woman they can look

    up to and depend on. Share secrets and do makeovers. Talk about boy problems. My mom, she's nothing like that. She was in a car accident 22 years ago. Since then she's been on every drug in the book and is very addicted to them. For the last three years it's gotten really...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 9

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    $217 to Hit Your Wife With a Truck, Then Teach University Ethics In Idaho

    No one believes that Jim could be violent.  He's a white male philosophy professor.  No one could believe that I would be the kind of woman who would participate in the abuse.  I'm bright and outspoken.    There were several episodes of...
    Learning Learning 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    I feel so alone at moments,

    even though I know that I have my family. I have loved this man for four years now but it has been the hardest thing in my life. There is not a day where he does not complain. He says I **** up everyday. I don't know what to do. I know there is help I can get..... and I feel so...
    strongwoman517 strongwoman517 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 11

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