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I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence

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    It truly is a vicious cycle,

    it started from when I was a toddler. I had to have surgery at the age of 2 years old for nearly being beaten to death. After that it all went down hill. From being raped and molested by many men. To being in abusive relationships as an adult. Sometimes I am afraid, I will never...
    TheQuirkyOne TheQuirkyOne 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 26, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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

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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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    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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    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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    I recently left my ex,

    again. This is the last. In past few years, he choked me..slapped me.... Threw me... Kicked me... And other things too. The Last Time I saw him he said he's gonna bash my brains in. He threw me across his living room . I went flying. He kept calling me a dog. He held his fists...
    amtired amtired 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    I see a ton of people have shared their stories,

    some similar some different, but all terrible, because having to go through this is an extremely horrible experience. Even after it's over your're left with mental and physical scars and marks. I want to tell my story, but I know reading another one will only upset people more...
    MauraAl MauraAl 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yelling and screaming,

    that's all that ever happened for 18 years, yelling and screaming until that Sunday afternoon after church on March 2nd. Our anniversary actually. He totally melted down. He hit me in the chest and it knocked me off balance and I fell backwards hitting my shoulder on the cat...
    Scottishgirl65 Scottishgirl65 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 2, 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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    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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    bettyccaa bettyccaa 26-30, F Sep 6, 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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    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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    I was kicked from our house today.

    Not without a scretch of course. He wants a divorce and the custody of our daughter. I just don't know what to do...
    alinediniz alinediniz 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    katyccaa katyccaa 26-30, F Nov 9, 2015

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello my wife yells over the smallest things.

    It is really stressing me out. I had 2 heart attacks last year and the stress is not good for me. She also grabs me in the genitals and she knows i don't like it. Im afraid to press charges because her son from a former marriage lives with us and he's hot headed too, And is...
    AbusedHusband AbusedHusband 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 27, 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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    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 57 Responses Apr 3, 2009

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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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