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I Hate Domestic Violence

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    Disturbing.

     http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8377836.stm     Why launch a domestic violence campaign?  ...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 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 day you find out someone close to you was being abused. i don't think there's any excuse for it or any place for it! It...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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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 decriminalized misdemeanor domestic violence!!!! Why? To save money!!Here is the link to an article from the Kansas City Star: http://www...
    Brieks07 Brieks07 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2011

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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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    Verbal Abuse Is Domestic Violence

    For the young, inexperienced, uninformed, old, experienced and informed please understand something...Verbal Abuse IS Domestic Violence! Verbal abuse is a form of control.  Verbal abuse leads to physical abuse.  Verbal abuse is harmful to your health. While you have...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 10 Responses Aug 1, 2008

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    I dont think it is right

    for violence men hitting women or women hitting men. I think violence never solves anything
    SurfingLogan SurfingLogan 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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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 abuse became that stressful for my body, that I had a stroke at the age of 31 yrs old. I am now writing a book on my experience and I am inviting...
    Kategardner Kategardner 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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    Domestic Violence Concerns

    I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on a topic that is important to me: the issue of domestic violence. This write up is long, but kindly bear with me.This particular topic was inspired by a recent thread on EP. An individual stated that her teenage daughter had eight...
    RedRubies RedRubies 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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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 activity part of my page there they are.  It has been stated by a certain individual that some people (their post was about women...
    hae hae 22-25, F 9 Responses May 31, 2008

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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 handle strong women. He's openly admitted to abusing his family. So this is a post from HOHOFMYHOUSE on May 22nd...
    Natalie123ariel Natalie123ariel 22-25, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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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 eachother. My dad smashed one of our kitchen chairs and pretty much humiliated my mom in front her parents (they live with us). They...
    Sk8er828 Sk8er828 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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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 nationalities.Domestic violence hurts everyone from the person that is being mentally and physically abused to the innocent...
    dreamer33 dreamer33 31-35 6 Responses May 22, 2008

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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 grandmother as well. I was raised by my parents to know this is wrong. I also am no longer fearful of much at all, because of what I've...
    13guardianangel 13guardianangel 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2010

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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 talked about it before. Every time the subject has come up I've shunned away from it, out of embarrassment I suppose. I'm...
    UndeniablyConfused UndeniablyConfused 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2009

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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 that gathers and gathers and when it explode he might kill someone. Last time he wanted to kill her literally... I don't know what...
    Gheata Gheata 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 13, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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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 dinner on the table when I get home tonight"? I replied "there is no food" and immediately he hit me in...
    me410 me410 56-60 1 Response Jul 2, 2009

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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 ect is wrong. The abuser has a severe problem and it should be addressed. There are people that often believe that...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 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 violence would ever be on my record. I learned the hard way. I was so happy to be dating this guy whom I had a crush on...
    VanGo VanGo 22-25, F Feb 23, 2009

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    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F Aug 12

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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 doorstep for at least the 3rd time this week, they try to throw him out he screams, shouts, spits at them pleads with you...
    elpatitofeo elpatitofeo 18-21, F Feb 13, 2013

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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 and high schools to teach their students about healthy relationships and dating violence.  According to Break the Cycle, a nonprofit organization...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2008

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    A poem I wrote after experiencing domestic

    abuse...if you are being abused get away and get help sadly many don't have the chance to... " CENTER ISLE" Today is finally here I'm dressed looking like a princess my mom looks at me thru tears and whispers look how beautiful you are..my dress is flawless...
    lilacbeauty lilacbeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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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 alcoholic rage. She didn't want her children to go to school with a black eye or handprint bruises they couldn't explain. Or, worse...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 26, 2013

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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 you couldn’t tell us apart. I was always in trouble for one reason or another- whether real or imagined...
    talking2wendy talking2wendy 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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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 with the physical abuse, mental torture and abuse. He would beat me and laugh at me. He found out I was afraid of mice and he...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 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 subject. :/
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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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 is abusive in many ways. She has tried to get him out of the house for at least a couple of years, but he always manipulates his...
    jacktwist jacktwist 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    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, and intelligent to boot! He was everything that I wanted. I was so brilliantly happy! It seemed as if I was walking on rose...
    SolariaMoon SolariaMoon 18-21, F Aug 5, 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 the screams,and sounds of breaking glass coming from the apartment next to them and they roll over and go back to...
    diamond33 diamond33 31-35 2 Responses May 26, 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 but he never hit me or my Mum again even now if someone shouts i duck and clench my fists ready to defend myself years...
    lovelypaul69 lovelypaul69 36-40, M Sep 5, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    i hate any type of domestic violence against women, be it physical, sexual, or psychological, my heart goes out to women in these terrible situations, women's shelters are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 7

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    I was a sophomore in college and he was a senior. Something about him being older made it feel so right…he was charming, mature, and the life of the party type of guy. Not to...
    EmmaCollins EmmaCollins 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    Its never love when he calls you a ***** or a *****. Because no respectable man would ever call his woman names, especially ***** or *****. Is he truly sorry for leaving scars on...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F a week ago

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    I am sitting here, and I do not know where to start. For 21 long years I have been living a lie. Thinking that what he has done to me was "normal". My heart is racing because this...
    WonderingJazmine WonderingJazmine 18-21 Aug 12

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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...
    kmn789 kmn789 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been with my husband for almost 7 years-married for 5. In the beginning this were great and I thought he was perfect. Typical behavior. He treated me like I was what he had...
    lonestarlonely lonestarlonely 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    He through water in my face and on my 11 month old face , because I was Leaving him !! :'(
    Yuri1396 Yuri1396 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    My brother was abused by our so called "father" ever since he was a kid ;when my parents got divorced and my brother started mistreating me.I have been thrown against walls,I've...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    30 Things I’ve Learned About Love from My Emotionally Abusive, Narcissistic, Alcoholic Husband 1. If you trust someone, they will repay you with suspicion and jealously. 2. If...
    KMarie789 KMarie789 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Thankful I got out. If anyone has or had a similar experience you can message me. We can share our stories about how we got safe.
    Shermer Shermer 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    me and my ex were together for four years up until a few months ago our relationship fell apart well because of him... he did a lot of hurt and betrayed our trust... he was...
    kmg3 kmg3 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I live in rural Maine and I really really hate it here. I have lived around the USA and in europe and I moved to an old farm in Maine because it was free rent and I have horses...
    trappedinruralmaine trappedinruralmaine 36-40 Aug 5

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    yes ..iam here to pen down all my heart breaking stuff .which r only bound tome..all this **** causing pain..from what u get domestic violence....like any lady of my country whr...
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I've learned if you want compassion you have to give compassion if you fight hate with hate you only get hate if you fight violence with violence you only get violence. Give...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I hate Christmas. I hate that it's centered around gift giving and people expect me to celebrate. I don't have enough money anyway, so I probably won't buy gifts this year. I might...
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Are there even any humans in the world today? I have always thought it is empathy that makes people humane, relating to each other; an inherent trait, as we as homo-sapiens are...
    Skullix Skullix 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I'm from St. Louis, Missouri. And if any of you have caught a glimpse of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri.... It's not good. A young African American man was shot and killed...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I originally wrote this under "I Hate Myself" "I feel like I don't belong where I am, and I don't feel like things will ever change. If they do, I worry I won't belong anywhere...
    therapeuticmindfuckery therapeuticmindfuckery 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    Has anyone else heard someone say "it's ok to hit a woman if she's a hoe"? That ****** me off, You can't just use violence against someone just because they have immoral habits. I...
    danamillion danamillion 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    I thought I would share with you an article about a traveler in Australia. The following is his last blog entry before he left Australia to continue its trip in SE Asia : On the...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 6