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I Hate Domestic Violence

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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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    It's a shame how some men can beat a woman

    bloody. There is no excuse for it. They know what they are doing is wrong yet they keep doing it. I wish there was a button I could press to send different groups of people to Pluto for eternity the moment I press it. Woman beaters would be in the top 10.
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    At work, I have a police scanner beside me

    and given that I work nights, I get to hear all the 'good stuff', so to speak. It's astounding and disgusting how prevalent domestic violence is. Almost every second call is a DV issue. Often you can hear the victims crying and screaming as the officer reports back to the office...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M May 11

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    I hate all kinds of domestic violence.

    This includes physical and mental abuse of any kind. I am a recent survivor of an abusive and drunken husband. He assaulted, raped, kicked me in the stomach and killed our triplets, and threw me down a flight of stairs head first. He is in prison for multiple criminal...
    singleredheadfemale singleredheadfemale 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2014

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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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    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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    Hi there, I was hoping some one could help me

    out with a situation so I can better support my partner. My fiancée in her last relationship was subject to domestic violence for several years. She has suggested that I could better understand what she went through if I was to talk to other people who have been through...
    tryingtohelpfiancee tryingtohelpfiancee 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    I absolutely despise domestic violence.

    It goes both ways with men and women. I don't like it. If you can't act civil with your lover, than you have no hope..
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M Mar 25

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    My Mom Was Beaten By My Dad

    ............................ The present me says: He is forgiven! I am not judging any more. Jesus saved me and because I want Him to forgive and forget my mistakes and not judge me, I will forgive, forget and not judge. Thank you Jesus for having patience with me. The past...
    Gheata Gheata 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses May 31, 2008

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    Yesterday morning there was a *breaking news*

    story about a murder that took place around midnight Saturday night (very close to where I live). A husband had strangled his wife to death. Two small kids right there with them. Like a kneejerk reaction on my part, I thought to myself that's a very familiar MO and me being the...
    Polly73 Polly73 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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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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    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 13 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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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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    Recently someone I know got arrested

    for domestic violence. I wasn't close to him but I have a few friends who are.Our town is kind of small. It's even smaller to the ones who grew up here and never moved away. He was one of those. He had the picture perfect family and lived in one of the best neighborhoods. Him...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F Mar 6

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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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    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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    I'm laying in bed, sick with a sinus infection

    and watching Fried Green Tomatoes. The part where Ruth's husband beats her up and kicks her down the stairs when she's trying to leave him. Makes me think of my poor grandmother. My grandfather was an abusive alcoholic and among many other things, he also kicked my grandmother...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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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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    Hi, My friends daughter was beaten

    so badly that she needed brain surgery. I have started a fund to help the family. She is 21 and has a very young son. She will need so much help starting over. Please help. Even 1.00 helps! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.   
    lakelove lakelove 41-45, F 1 Response May 13

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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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    Disturbing.

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

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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 5 Responses Jul 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Women deserve equal rights.

    .. and lefts! If you don't wanna get hit, then don't hit. Keep your hands to yourself!
    Terrain12 Terrain12 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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, 2014

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