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I Hate Domestic Violence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 483 People

    Don't Hold Your Breath, Girl. - Roughly two years ago, I found myself in a rough spot. My self-esteem was at an all time low. And that was when he came along-- a bit shy, sweet...
    SolariaMoon SolariaMoon 18-21, F Aug 5, 2009

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    Disturbing. -  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8377836.stm     Why launch a...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    It's Not Cool - Domestic violence is nothing nice.Many people witness domestic violence everyday and never say A WORD.I never understand how people can lay in bed at night and hear...
    diamond33 diamond33 31-35 2 Responses May 26, 2008

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    Help End Dating Violence - Pleaes Sign the Petition - My friend just forwarded me an e-mail with a link to a petition asking lawmakers to make it a requirement for middle schools...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    Growing Up In World War 3. - He raises his fist to my mother he’s drunk, he staggers, he falls unsteadily, he takes another sip of his beloved vodka. The police turn up on our...
    elpatitofeo elpatitofeo 18-21, F Feb 13, 2013

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    It Happened to Me - The first time it happened was 2 ddays after we were married I was hit in the nose because I said the wrong answer. The question was "are you going to have...
    me410 me410 56-60 1 Response Jul 2, 2009

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    Basic Story Of My Abuse - I was abused by a step-father from the age of seven to eleven. I was told everyday that if I told anyone that I would be killed. For five years I dealt...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    Have Had My Fill - I was thinkin earlier tonight about this subject and I realized how much domestic violence I've had to deal with in my lifetime. but I've never really...
    UndeniablyConfused UndeniablyConfused 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2009

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    All to Common ... - Doesn't matter for income level, etnicity, or any thing. I happes all to ofeten and everywhere. You might well think it has nothing to do with you until the...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    Just Read a Story Right Here On Ep. - This person never has anything good to say.   I try to avoid their stories as much as possible but its hard when everytime I see the...
    hae hae 22-25, F 9 Responses May 31, 2008

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    I Was a Victim of Dv - Never thought in a million years a guy would ever hit me. Never understood why women stayed with men who abused them. I never thought that domestic...
    VanGo VanGo 22-25, F Feb 23, 2009

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    It Can Happen to Anyone - No one is exempt from being  on the receiving end of domestic violence.I hate domestic violence.It is an epidemic,it crosses all boundaries,races and...
    dreamer33 dreamer33 31-35 6 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Verbal Abuse Is Domestic Violence - For the young, inexperienced, uninformed, old, experienced and informed please understand something...Verbal Abuse IS Domestic Violence! Verbal...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 9 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    My Mom Was Beaten By My Dad - Yep, this is the truth. Since I was born, 'till now (I am 19 years old... so... 19 years) my dad had beaten my mom from time to time. He has a furry...
    Gheata Gheata 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2011

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    Did My Dad Hit My Mom? - Today my dad and my mom got in a huge fight over almost nothing...My mom said something that me dad didn't like and they just started screaming at...
    Sk8er828 Sk8er828 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    Calling All Domestic Violence Survivors !! - Hi my name is Kate and I am a Domestic Violence survivor, I was in a domestic abuse relationship for two years and the stress of the...
    Kategardner Kategardner 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    There'S No Good Reason For It - My father was abusive to my mother. She took an inordinate amount of bruises and black eyes in attempts to protect her kids from the anger of an...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 26, 2013

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    A Documentary On Domestic Violence -   
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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    Every Time I Get The Chance... - ..., every time I'm there, and able to intervene, I do. I was abused as a child by my grandfather, and witnessed him doing horrible things to my...
    13guardianangel 13guardianangel 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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    What Abuse Looks Like - I don’t know if I lived on fear or it lived off me, but one thing was for sure, it didn’t take long before fear and I were so intertwined that...
    talking2wendy talking2wendy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    Supprise!!! - I hate domestic violence. Domestic violence robs you of your self esteem, your dignity,and your will to go on. Violence wether it be against women ,children,animals...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    We are the voice us woman makes need to speak up more and stand together when it comes to being in a domestic violence.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Fueling My Fire - I never sent this message. I have always disagreed with abuse of any nature. Of course he is a 40 sum thing year old man who lies to get attention and who can't...
    Natalie123ariel Natalie123ariel 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    Familiar Ground - Domestic violence, verbal and physical, is NEVER OKAY. Not against your spouse, not against children...NEVER. That's really all I can stomach saying about this...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    I Was Beaten As A Boy - I was beaten up by my farther and so was my lovely Mum when i was growing up it stopped when i was 17 i punched his bloody lights out i cried for ages after...
    lovelypaul69 lovelypaul69 36-40, M Sep 5, 2011

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    This Is Unbelieveable, Topeka Ks!! - Sorry this won't be much of a story; I am still just too appalled to form my thoughts into words yet.I just found out Topeka, Kansas...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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    My brother lives with my mom. He's in his 30's and she is in her early 60's. They are both alcoholics, but she works full time. He has never held down a job, steals from her, and...
    jacktwist jacktwist 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 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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    hi to everyone is reading this. I don't know what is wrong with me at the moment but feel like I just need to tell what is happening to me and how I feel and maybe someone can...
    xhannahmuskax xhannahmuskax 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Mar 25

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    I feel helpless... Knowing that he beat you again... I wish I were there to protect you... You do not deserve to be abused! Nobody deserves to be beaten. I care for you, my Angel...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F Mar 27

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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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    A few weeks ago I came to the realization that my ex-husband is on drugs and has been since the beginning of our marraige. Now that I have been out of my abusive relationship for...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Surprisingly enough, I've never bothered writing about this. I met him, and I stopped writing, I stopped drawing, I stopped enjoying my life.. He gave me one great gift, one whom I...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My dad then later my step dad, I hope my kids never have to see the things I did.
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My mother for years has let my brother run over her, steal her stuff and sell it for drug money or break and never makes up for it. She doesn't mind him making his girlfriend jump...
    UnknownPerson3 UnknownPerson3 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I have literally slept with someone my whole life; when I was little I shared a room with who I thought were my siblings. When we left and came to and came to a different state we...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 9

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    My mom never listens to me when I say something's wrong. Wether I'm sick, or if I'm emotionally distraught. When I was younger I saw a therapist for domestic violence and since...
    giib giib 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    It's 2.07am. So forgive me if this is a bit incoherent. I did an internet search on 'i hate my life' (without quotation marks of course), and was pleased (in a masochistic sort of...
    TheEndIsNotNigh TheEndIsNotNigh 31-35, F Apr 3

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    As a child grew up with seeing men and women for that matter that lived by violence as the only way to live. Striking fear in others by violence and controlling people by violence...
    TanTwink TanTwink 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    White Supremacist Suspect in Kansas Jewish Center Killings Faces Hate Crime Charges OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (Reuters) - The suspect in the Passover Eve killings of three people at...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I used to look up to her, she was my playmate, my sun, my moon, and stars. How could she not she was my big sister. Of course we fought and made up like any siblings would, but its...
    kianaadir kianaadir 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    This is more to do with dating. But I hate always having to make the first move on someone. Cant someone come up to me for once? Bah, I probably wouldn't be able to realize that...
    Incanto33 Incanto33 31-35, M 4 hrs ago

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    I don't like people who lie. Who play those kinds of games with me. It's unfair. Immature. I hate it when people are effortless. I try to be understanding as I can but no. This...
    thatgirl0821 thatgirl0821 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago