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I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence

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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

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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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    So me and my fiancé had an argument earlier,

    this came up because one of his friends had beat up his girlfriend and she ended up posting the pictures on Facebook. Then he tells me look at her face now that's actually abuse, what I do to you is nothing compared to that she has bruises and she's bleeding. So basically he...
    jazzysymone6 jazzysymone6 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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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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    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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    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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    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 going through a very messy break up at the

    moment and I need help and guidance. I have started a blog with all my experiences: diariesofdomesticviolence.blogspot.com.au/ I have been abused both sexually and physically by my Indian partner for nearly 5 years and even by his mum and his sister. He is also a policeman...
    melek1 melek1 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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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 5 Responses Aug 12

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    my abuser is in jail.

    I cry everyday that I put him there. my ex H who remained a good friend has stepped in for support but doesn't understand my tears. I am full of guilt . my ex is a great person, father wants me back. why can't I get the man that beat me, who's scars and pain I see and feel...
    twofourgone twofourgone 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jul 12, 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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    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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    $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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    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

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 2, 2014

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    I went to DVIS in my town today ; they called

    3-4 shelters for me and they're ALL full. Lost yet another job have a black eye bruises Idk what to do.
    gidget9204 gidget9204 31-35, F 1 Response May 26

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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, 2014

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    Life can sometimes be very tough

    and I belive that making mistakes gives you a chance to learn from them. I had my son when I was young and even though he is the best thing that ever happened to me his dad was the worst! he abused me and controlled me. I was lucky enough to see what he was doing and I left him...
    CB2788 CB2788 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    I was severely beaten last night.

    .. Because I said I have a fu**ing migraine and can he stop banging on the fuc**ing pan... Sent him into a full blown rage.. I am beat from top to bottom. He choked me so hard and so many times I think there is damage... It hurts to swallow.. I have his hand prints around my...
    Deadinside74 Deadinside74 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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 4 Responses Jul 16

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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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    I was married to my abuser

    for 14 years. We divorced in 2002 and he has always hassled me off and on - maybe once in 12 months - since then. Unfortunately, I got back on his radar this Spring and since then, his 'visits' have been almost fortnightly. He beats me and forces me to have sex with him. I am...
    2ndtrombone 2ndtrombone 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 22

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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 am unpopular. I am misunderstood.

    I am held down. I am hurt. I cry. I feel like it's my fault. I am confused. I am none of these things in the outside world, I am all of these things in my home. I am excellent at making things look like the shiny life that it is not. I am a sister, a lover, a friend, a...
    PKFM30 PKFM30 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8

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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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    My bf beats me and broje my arm.

    I need surgery again and he doesn't care.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    what if I am living the life I have always

    wanted... i was crazy in love with someone for one year, got engaged for another and now we're married for 3 years...he is the live of my life...so kind, supportive and considerate...everyday we get closer...he get me flowers and takes care of me very well...treating me like a...
    Sj1287 Sj1287 22-25, F 1 Response May 17

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    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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    it's been two months plus.

    he is still in jail and we are headed to another hearing. I'm getting weaker. I don't want to do this. I want it to go away. I want my life back. I miss him so much. I want to hear his voice. I'm so sorry this happened. everydY is a fake. every night I still cry. he has to hate...
    twofourgone twofourgone 46-50, F 2 Responses May 9

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    12 month sober from what felt like the most

    dramatic, painful, irrecoverable 2 years and a half of my life. Yet the worst part is I could have walked away before it got out of hand But like an addiction.. the deeper the love grows the harder it is to walk away. I am writing this to tell you my story so I can...
    ffjpp ffjpp 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Hello all. I am new to this site

    but would like to share my story. I have been in a emotional, verbal, and physical abusive relationship for 8 years. Just a few months ago, I escaped and tried to move on with my life by dating my co-worker who eventually turned out to be extremely emotional and verbal abusive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 20

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    kyliecc11 kyliecc11 26-30, F Jun 10

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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

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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 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    mylifesucks25 mylifesucks25 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21

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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 19 Responses