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I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,776 People

    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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    Multiple15 Multiple15 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 2, 2015

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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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    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 36-40, F 15 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    Well, I left my abuser,

    yet again, for about the hundredth time. I am struggling. He had choked me, kicked me, slapped me , threw me, restrained me, over the past few years. He also held his fists in my face, saying hes gonna bash my skull in . He also said he wants to lock me in a basement. He also...
    amtired amtired 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    Wow. Every day is worse He is being

    so mean I don't wanna live.
    gidget9204 gidget9204 31-35, F 12 Responses Apr 9, 2015

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    mylifesucks25 mylifesucks25 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    It started nearly a year ago,

    I lied to my mom to pick up my long distance boyfriend from Missouri, about 17 hours away from where I live. I was in love and naive, yes, i didn't care about the consequences as long as I was with him. 3 months into living at my moms house with him we would argue and he would...
    renilani renilani 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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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 42 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    My boyfriend, I guess ex now,

    is verbally and emotionally abusive. Last week he not only verbally attacked me, but he called our daughter horrible names. He's called me a bit*h, c*nt ... And I've stayed. But after he called my daughters those names too... I said enough is enough. I left with our children...
    MariaBella2015 MariaBella2015 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    It's been a little over a week

    since I got out. I was able to tell him I was done and ready to move on w my life w out him. 2 nights ago he showed up at my job w the girl he cheated on me with and had been cheating on me with for two years. Last night I was home w our daughter and he was drinking came in and...
    lis924 lis924 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    I just got out of the abusive relationship I

    was in for 3 and a half years! I fell in love with this guy, but little did I know, he was mentally and physically abusive. He called me every horrible name you can think of. He would pull me by my hair, chock me, grab me and throw me on the floor, punch me, and so much more...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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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 5 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I was with my x for 12 years

    and I wasn't even a human in those days you could feel the air blowing through me I was hollow and I have been away from him for the past two years I love it and my only regret is not leaving sooner I often wonder if I'll ever be able to love again but I'm still learning how to...
    Pammiii Pammiii 51-55 4 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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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'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, 2014

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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 6 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I got to know this really sweet gentle boy of

    22 years old when he first came to Singapore. He was cheerful, joyous and full of life. Now that he is back in France, things changed. I went to visit him in December 2015 and I was beaten there by him. Beaten, manhandled and almost dragged out of the apartment a few times when...
    VicMarie VicMarie 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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, 2014

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    During the first few days

    after I left my abuser, I felt so free, so happy. It's been less then a month and I feel like I'm spinning out of control. It hurts all the time. I feel like I'm just doing any thing and everything just to stop the pain.
    PoohRules PoohRules 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    My brother just beat my mom

    and me up right now. He has major anger issues and as soon as he gets angry you can't say anything to him otherwise he'll start beating you up. I hate him. If you don't do what he wants then he gets angry again. My mom said she won't do something so he started harassing her and...
    Carneira Carneira 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary,

    Ordinary Woman is an honest and emotional coming-of-age story that proves everything in life happens for a reason. It follows the author from a fearless little girl, to an insecure teenager, to a confident woman who truly knows her worth in this world. The story begins with the...
    JennSadai JennSadai 36-40 Aug 10, 2015

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    Ok so this experience follows on from some of

    the other stuff I've posted on here about growing up in a home with domestic violence. If there's anyone who's been in a similar situation then I hope, despite maybe different circumstances, that you take some comfort from my story and I sincerely hope that in your future you...
    Daydreamz Daydreamz 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2015

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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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    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 15 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    My husband beats me at least

    once a month. I'm used to this now, but I know I shoudn't. I love him so much that I don't care, but I wish he stops beating me.
    alinediniz alinediniz 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    bettyccaa bettyccaa 26-30, F Sep 6, 2015

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    Today I finally got out!

    I know this is just the beginning of a brand new start. my ex boyfriend abused me for almost 11 months. - controlling my where abouts. - how I dressed and even when I could bath . - couldn't have friends, go anywhere I just felt so isolated and we'd get in physical fights. he...
    jazzyphay2 jazzyphay2 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    i am a victim of domestic violence i was with a

    man for a lil over five years we met just a few days after i turned 16 we had a long distance relationship for the first year n he spent six months of that year in jail i didnt know real well before he went but i felt a connection so i stayed with him n very faithful shortly...
    arianapage arianapage 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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...
    thefallenones thefallenones 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    My Dad hit my Mom. I never thought things would

    come to that. I'm lost in all my feelings and I don't feel as though I have a home. Just a broken family..
    AE762 AE762 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2015

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    Hey my name is Shay-ellen osborne

    and when i was younger i saw my mum get bashed by her partner in the street. This was 10 years ago but now im still feeling the effects i am currently doing research project and based it on domestic violence and the effect it had on children. I was wondering if anyone could...
    shaybaylittlebay shaybaylittlebay 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    Finally stayed at a new lovely home.

    I watched sunset from my big windows last night. It was an amazing view. I am lucky! Still my ex bothers me. Text like thousand times a day. He even show up at my work. He realized that he lost me but refused to accept that. He use my money to buy many movies. S h I t. I had...
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    I am a victim who was fortunate to survivor

    and thrive after abuse. Unfortunately, my close friend is now in a similar situation and I can't get through to her. She knows my story, has admitted he's toxic, and will tell me she needs out of the relationship when she's not around him. As soon as she goes back to him (to end...
    JennSadai JennSadai 36-40 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    i was in a relationship

    for a year with a guy who beat me when i didn't do as he said would drag me across the floor by my hair because i was being a smart ***.. and would beat me some more if he found out i was trying to leave him... between the emotional and physical abuse i felt like i was losing it...
    Laneicea1 Laneicea1 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2015

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    I just want to make one comment on this subject.

    I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and through four of those years I was abused almost on a daily basis. If it wasn't mental, it was physical. If it wasn't physical, it was mental. It's hard talking about it right now even after all these years because the mental and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    Still Alive

    It has been 3 years now since I left my abusive husband of 16 years and my life is completely different. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life to just take our child and run, but I did it. I can honestly say that my daughter and I are both happy, healthy and...
    KaseyBee KaseyBee 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2013

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    One of the first things I was kind of surprised

    to find after becoming an unwilling "victim" of domestic violence is that everyone's story is very different. Although it was varying degrees of the same crime and there were familiar bits and peices, to this day, I still haven't found a story I could personally relate to, that...
    lovememorenow lovememorenow 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    I'm both saddened and greatful to know

    that I'm not alone. I left my abuser of 5 years, just a few months ago. I left with my child and nothing but the clothes on our backs, went into hiding for 3 weeks, got an order for protection and emergency custody. I still have nightmares some nights, and I still get anxious...
    lindseyy11 lindseyy11 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

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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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    I dont even know where to start

    while writing this i cant even begin to explain the pain thats been afflicted on me by a man that claims he loves me for FOUR WHOLE YEARS he decided what i wear if o meet with friends and where i would be spending my holidays the only time i began to feel any normality in my...
    DutchLove DutchLove 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    I was married to a drug addict

    who beat me and cheated on me and robbed me and stole my car so i couldn't go to work. It was awful. It was a long time ago, but I still have problems with things. Like, when you are married to someone whojust shows up in the middle of the night and beats you up while you are...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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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 8 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    Enduring A Monster...

    I was unprepared for the nightmare I got myself into when I was 18-years-old. Back then...they really didn't talk about abuse within romantic relationships like they do now. I was naive...very wet behind the ears...and not expecting a guy who said he loved me to treat me in such...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 19 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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