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I Hate Domestic Violence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 557 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F Aug 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was engaged to who I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I didn't realize how much abuse I was receiving until I had him arrested. He finally hit me and I had...
    stacyda30 stacyda30 31-35, F Sep 10

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    Want to share a bit of my story with Domestic violence: Well I had joined a dating website and met a guy in April 2011 and the first time we met we drank all night smoking...
    jlam123 jlam123 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    There seems to be a black cloud that follows me everywhere I go. I tried to leave my abusive boyfriend yesterday. I already had a bag packed and hidden away. We got into a...
    BrandNewChic BrandNewChic 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have been a victim of domestic violence 2 times, I feel so depressed, no friends to talk to. My life feels stuck and I don't know what to do, where to go, I don't even know me...
    Grace8grace Grace8grace 31-35, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Victim"...I hate that word. We are not "victims". We are some of the strongest, bravest women to walk the earth. We are survivors.  We are not stray helpless animals, we are the...
    TriciaFL TriciaFL 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    If anyone out there is survivor or going through domestic abuse and would like to talk or be listened to by some one who understands. Looking for understanding people who have had...
    tazygirl tazygirl 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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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 Aug 23

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    I survived an attack on Valentines Day 2014. My husband of less than one year came to my coworkers and stabbed me 4 times once in the heart. He also stabbed both of my female...
    mynewoldlife mynewoldlife 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    My mom. Every girl wants a woman they can look up to and depend on. Share secrets and do makeovers. Talk about boy problems. My mom, she's nothing like that. She was in a car...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    I am an abuse victim survivor. And I think people need know that an abuser can be anybody. They can be black or white, male or female, mother or father. And anybody can be a victim...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I shared my story on another account on EP but I'd like to have a anonymous account to. If u want to know my story u can just chat me.
    Justanothergirl2000 Justanothergirl2000 13-15, F Sep 12

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    I was in an abusive relationship for two years. I stayed because I moved across the country to be with a boyfriend and the only people I knew were his friends. When I finally tried...
    jlkelly01 jlkelly01 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    "Why doesn't she just leave?" "Leaving an abusive relationship actually entails substantial risks for women. In fact, their risk of being killed increases by 75% when they leave...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    I generally hate all kinds of domestic violence. I have hit a girl twice in my life and i am not proud of it(guess i hate myself too then). Both times were when i was about 11-14...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    I came to Utah from Colorado for graduate school with the idea that I would eventually live here after school. Boy was I wrong, I absolutely Hate This State. I have never seen a...
    Dajokn Dajokn 22-25, M Aug 29

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    Do you ever look at your social media feed and realize it's full of bad news? Stories of domestic violence, abuse of power, murder of children. On television it's murder stories on...
    PirateM PirateM 26-30 Sep 10

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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 Aug 25

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    I do hate when I already know that a person is lying to me and when I confront that person they still lie, and that makes me hate them.
    mcindygrace mcindygrace 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Our Roller Shutters are insulated and produced with large-density polyurethane. This cuts down heat and chilly transference by as many as ninety% and indicates you don’t...
    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Hi everyone! I created this group because I have yet seen a group Specifically to domestic discipline boot camp. Post your comments, concerns, questions, stories, where to find...
    silencedshy silencedshy 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8