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I Hate Domestic Violence

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm facing domestic violence since 5 yrs. My Mom was housewife and after sad demise of her it was my duty to do all domestic chores (being only lady in house) and study at the same...
    sad1hana sad1hana 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Never in my life would I have imagined myself being a victim of domestic violence. My boyfriend & I were perfect once upon a time, & things went so wrong so fast. I loved him, & a...
    HeartbrokenHeroine HeartbrokenHeroine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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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 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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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 1 Response Jul 2

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    My ex, in the past couple years... Has choked me. Slapped me, fractured my ribs.. Threw me across the room. . kicked me. And that was only the physical violence part of it all...
    amtired amtired 22-25 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I left my abuser after 2 short years of marriage. He wasn't like this before we married, and I was widowed for 7 years prior to meeting him. He broke my nose in 2 places and it was...
    Marie1958 Marie1958 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My eyes hurt my whole face is, there is broken glass everywhere...but my cheek is really swollen could someone please talk to me
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    On 31 May 1989 I married a 19 year old handsome blue eyed hockey player I thought was my soul mate. My son was not quite 1. We were going to be together for eternity. There was a...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    From the time I was about 5 to 9, I watched my parents beat each other. They would slap, punch, and throw things at each other. Sometimes it would get so bad that my mom would pull...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M Jul 13

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    Sometimes my girlfriend beats me very bad
    blackdicky blackdicky 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Glass everywhere. Blood tipping from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes. I can't see anything but a full wrecked house. I told myself to "Calm Down and that everything...
    queenlekxie04 queenlekxie04 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I can't speak and write english very well, because I am from Czech Republic, but I want to tell you about my father. My father and mom had marriage more than 20 years ago. My mom...
    Loretten Loretten 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I DONT BUT I WANT TOO ugh how I want tooooo But we are black and in our culture it's "domestic violence" My husband will NOT EVEN CONSIDER IT but after a lonnnnggggg thinking...
    karlakashes karlakashes 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I don't understand why there's war? Why do people kill and why can't people settle it all with words? Why is everything not about who's right it's about who's left? Why do people...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Violence gets us nowhere. Keep it civil.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm 44 years old. I have been with my husband for 20 years, 14 married. We have a beautiful 4 year old daughter. My husband is a raging narcissist. Nothing is his fault...
    ughmarriage ughmarriage 41-45 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    He confuses me. Some days, I swear i see clear hints that he likes me. Other days, it's as if he's avoiding me. I can't get him out of my head. He's the first thing i think about...
    confusionswirlinginmyhead confusionswirlinginmyhead 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Violence is never alright. Love is much better! If you are not able to love, a little respect would be much better that hatred and violence!
    Mirza4 Mirza4 18-21, M Jul 18

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    I have an autistic sister and it has gotten much, much worst. She is 15, I am 12 and everything is a competition for her. I get facebook, she gets facebook and then she gets...
    friesiansarebest friesiansarebest 13-15, F Jul 19

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    Today my father wanted me to help him move a car. Since I am more comfortable with automatic rather than manual I told him I will try. I tried my best and managed to move the car...
    cherryaleks cherryaleks 18-21 Jul 23

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    It divides everyone. I hate it so much. Everyone expresses their spirituality in their own way, I understand that. But why do people feud and fight over it? Such horrible violence...
    CrunchyNoodle CrunchyNoodle 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm confused. What is a domestic discipline marriage??
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 2