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I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence

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    Its been happening as long as I can remember. My parents abused me. But when I was 17, something huge happened. The man I thought was my best friend- my boyfriend, even... Beat me...
    FromNederlandWithLove FromNederlandWithLove 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 1

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    My older brother takes his anger out on me , he has been for years. Mostly verbal abuse he uses some seriously ugly words just to bring me down and make sure I'm as miserable as he...
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I am a survivor of domestic violence, but it doesnt feel like it. Every where I go, something reminds me. Every one I meet, something reminds me. Ever since the abuse started I...
    morgofaith morgofaith 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    To all "victims" out there: we are not victims, we are survivors!
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F Mar 14

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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...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 3 Responses Jul 8, 2013

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    This is my story. I'am a 20 year old female who just got out of an abusive relationship. I wasted almost 3 years on the jerk and ended it the other night because his emotional...
    clc20 clc20 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Listen God to my prayer; Do not hide from my pleading; Hear me and give answer. If an enemy had reviled me, That I could bear. If my foe had viewed me with contempt, From that I...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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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...
    babymama16 babymama16 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    How Domestic Violence Affected My Life. - Fourteen years ago, my brother went to jail for the murder of my mother. In fact, He had probably planned the murder and his lover did the...
    jroth jroth 36-40, F 10 Responses Oct 9, 2006

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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...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    My fiancé slapped me today. He got fired yesterday but told me a lie about how they laid him off because they couldn't afford it. I could tell he was lying, so last night I looked...
    missmanamana missmanamana 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    Just want to know plz help my bf Is from Afghanistan i been with him 10 months and he has stop me from uni he has stop me from wearing tight jeans he dont even allow me to the shop...
    ayesha290388 ayesha290388 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I keep wondering if God is on my side, I feel really sad
    mewmew1234 mewmew1234 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Hi all! I need some advice of how to get my abusive ex boyfriend off my lease. I have posted my story and how I have been feeling but something is really bugging me. He is STILL...
    clc20 clc20 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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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...
    pitbu11lover pitbu11lover 26-30, F 14 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    I was with my boyfriend for 4 years and we have a 22 month old daughter together. I wanted to keep or family together at all costs because I'm not close with my own family. I was...
    sbr1990 sbr1990 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm at my dad's house now, he's freaking out at my younger step siblings and he tells me I don't have to help clean the livingroom/kitchen because I didn't help make the mess, so I...
    HikariOkaga HikariOkaga 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 1

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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...
    MuscleDjinn MuscleDjinn 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 16, 2007

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    I've only told 2 of my friends, and my mom (and my mom has done nothing about it.) I am 17 years old, female and a junior in high school. There are so many things I could say that...
    runninggal999 runninggal999 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    You Make The Call - So, do you want to know the question to NEVER ask a victim of domestic violence? It is a well-meaning question, but it serves as an indictment. If you are...
    Amywatson90 Amywatson90 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    He was perfect from the beginning kind patient sweet. He moved in with me and I was totally in love he was my first true love. I ended up falling pregnant and it all started just...
    leeleelou leeleelou 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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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...
    Catsoutdabag Catsoutdabag 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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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...
    KirstyF KirstyF 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I Am Afraid of a New Abuse - He was so tender and calm at the beginning of our marriage . Cared for me . As soon as I became pregnant everything changed . At first...
    leontiya leontiya 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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...
    mamdo2 mamdo2 36-40, F 48 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I am hoping to end 2013 with a renewed spirit. I am the consummate procrastinator, as this year marks twenty three years since I escaped my first of two abusers. At eighteen, I met...
    sdawn sdawn 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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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...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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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...
    Aether71 Aether71 36-40, M 6 Responses Jul 29, 2011

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    When I was little, my parents physically fought. And one day my dad beat me with a red plastic chair. I've had black eyes and bruises bc of him
    raykay1998 raykay1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I left my abuser when I found out I was pregnant again, since he beat me previously causing my child to die. Now my son is 16 and is abusing me too. I can't take it anymore! I am...
    dumbwhore dumbwhore 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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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...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 11, 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...
    awarren98 awarren98 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    I'm new here and need someone to talk to about my feelings. I posted my story on here about my abusive ex. The abuse only turned physical 2 days ago and it was the first time he...
    clc20 clc20 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Lived With An Abusive Man For 6 Years - I guess I was too stupid to leave... or many I was too desperate to have a man... a good-looking man.  So I put up with physical, mental...
    REC0VERED REC0VERED 41-45, F 17 Responses Apr 30, 2007

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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...
    lulabelle138 lulabelle138 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I dated a guy, and originally I don't think either of us meant to date. we met on facebook, he was 3 years older than me, I told him that everyone called me a $l*t and w***e and...
    spazzyc spazzyc 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    Aether71 Aether71 36-40, M 49 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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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...
    amyjo3 amyjo3 26-30, F 12 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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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...
    dancingonthehill dancingonthehill 51-55, F 58 Responses Apr 3, 2009

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    let me start with my self.Am only 21 with 2 children a 3month old and a 2 year old boys.I been in a domestic violence relationship and he has kicked me out many tiimes.But i cant...
    mariiamendozaa mariiamendozaa 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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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 had court today to face my ex boyfriend with assault charges, he denied he even laid a finger on me, pleaded not guilty, gave me the dirtiest look I've ever seen and got it...
    clc20 clc20 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    I came to US from my home country, India upon marriage. My husband and I are in the same profession although he is ahead of me; he has a job, while I am staying at home and still...
    minerva6 minerva6 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Today, I face my ex boyfriend in court. I'm so nervous and scared but I'm going to go in there, standing tall, and giving that loser what he deserves! I know he will try and act...
    clc20 clc20 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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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...
    jesselizabethjw jesselizabethjw 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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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...
    kittylove30 kittylove30 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2013

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    What did I do to deserve this? I loved him and was always there for him, even when he would scream at me or hit me. I never did anything to deserve this, in my mind, but whenever I...
    LtngBug67 LtngBug67 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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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...
    Learning Learning 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2007

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    I Am a Victim of Domestic Violence - I have been with my ex husband for 8 years, When i meet him i was 19 years old. I got pregant with own first child. i thought that this ment...
    TAG TAG 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 16, 2007

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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...
    vanilla vanilla 26-30, F 14 Responses Jul 8, 2007