I Hate Domestic Violence

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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
    3 Responses Sep 29, 2014


    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...
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2008

    Please could anyone who has been in a domestic

    abuse situation with children fill in my short anonymous survey :- http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZID51/ it is for a research project and I would be very grateful :)
    hereat hereat
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    I lost someone, wasn't there

    for her when she needed me. She'll Never get old now, never have kids, get the chance to experience real love and happiness. He was given 12 years - I'll be waiting at the gates for him. Sorry Jessica x
    johnjonewp johnjonewp
    41-45, M
    Oct 20, 2015

    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
    41-45, F
    11 Responses Nov 10, 2012

    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

    To me domestic violence is any kind of domestic

    abuse, be it verbal, physical, emotional, mental or even sexual abuse. Its all abuse to me. Today my friend's "boyfriend/abuser/slavemaster" tried attacking me for being her friend. Some weekend nights she and her two girls like to come over to my place, hang out and watch...
    Msprissy Msprissy
    36-40, F
    Nov 13, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 29, 2010

    Do you feel like a man

    when you push her around? Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground? Face down in the dirt, she says this doesn't hurt, She says I finally had enough.
    BrokeAssBxtch BrokeAssBxtch
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 2, 2009

    Right now I'm not liking the people

    who enable domestic violence. My friend in my neighborhood sent me a message saying if he comes back call the police no matter what. Shortly after I see her forehead is black and blue and two doors of her house need replaced. Minutes after I return home he pulls into her...
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 24, 2015

    my mom used to hit and push me

    for stupid things like when i didnt brush my teeth on time or ate too much. same with my great grandma. she used to hit me with a cane so i had a shitton of bruises all the time. they would always tell me what a horrible child i am and that i need a psychologist. i wasnt allowed...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    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
    61-65, F
    Jun 26, 2013

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Mar 25, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    May 11, 2015

    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

    Women deserve equal rights.

    .. and lefts! If you don't wanna get hit, then don't hit. Keep your hands to yourself!
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    I lost someone, wasn't there

    for her when she needed me. She'll Never get old now, never have kids, get the chance to experience real love and happiness. He was given 12 years - I'll be waiting at the gates for him. Sorry Jessica x
    johnjonewp johnjonewp
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    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
    6 Responses May 22, 2008

    My ex-wife pushed me

    while our daughter was in my arms. Another occasion I was hit while our daughter was in my arms. There's a DVO against her now. Not a fan of domestic violence!
    EM1978 EM1978
    36-40, M
    Jun 25, 2015

    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

    A friend of mine is accused of assaulting his

    neighbor lady. We are sure that this is a false accusation, because he was with his friends, which includes myself at the time mentioned in the accusation. She quarreled with my friend and his family for various reasons in the past as well, which means this is clearly an...
    jenjones1234 jenjones1234
    36-40, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    The plague is inside our mind.

    Years after years , we can't distinguish pure reasoning and intelligence from it. This famine sounds as the threatening sound of an 80 years old who couldn't understand the words behind their stupid children . She shouts as the only thing that could solve the problem is to...
    MangarMunko MangarMunko
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2016

    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, 2015
    guideme2truth guideme2truth
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2014

    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

    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

    Yes, I am a guy and I was a victim of a very

    abusive ex girlfriend. Thankfully I was able to leave her and have a better life. Most people think mostly men are the abusers, but women can be as well. GUYS, Show your support against domestic violence by painting a single fingernail, doesn't matter which one or what color...
    rattlethatlock rattlethatlock
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    If I've ever got married

    and my husband do that to me, that day will be our divorce anniversary.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 5, 2014

    Last night got bad fast.

    When people get together it can be very good and very bad. I hate when things happen just because you're there and they don't get that you're trying to help. They just have rage at everyone around them. Maybe I'll just stay in bed today. That stuff is so traumatizing. Sad...
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2015
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