I Have Seen Domestic Violence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 260 People

    When I was 6 years old,

    my parents separated and I ended up moving in with my mom and step-dad, visiting my dad on the weekends. When I was 10 years old, the abuse started. It was shortly after my half-sister was born (in which my step-dad fathered). I remember him having extreme anger issues. He...
    sunisburning sunisburning
    22-25, F
    Nov 24, 2014

    Seen It???

    I've lived with it.I don't know how I managed to get myself into such a crazy lifestyle. It wasn't from seeing it as I grew up. Mine was a very peaceful existence. My parents were peaceful, loving mom and dad. No violence in our home; either towards each other or towards my...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2012

    !!

    Like I say.., "ANY Boy" that has to HIT A WOMAN to feel like a Man., does'nt belong on this Earth., and may GOD be on his Side if I EVER catch him !!
    6wolf9 6wolf9
    46-50, M
    Jul 21, 2011

    I Grew Up In a Home Where Domestic Violence Lived Too Often but mom and me loved dad anyway!

    i believe i have already told the story here about my father beating my mother and me coming home and finding her this particular time and i went after my father and punched him in the face and knocked him down the stairs and i thought that i had killed him as he hit his head and...
    tigerspaw1 tigerspaw1
    61-65, M
    Sep 13, 2012

    There Is No I Mean No!!! Reason A Man Should Ever Hit A Women.

    There is NO I mean NO!!! Reason a man should Ever hit a women..Men who do hit women are nothing but COWARDS!!! a man should never hit a woman, it's wrong. It's not on. some guys are just bully's. is not really a man. He is a coward. He is only proving how small he really is. If...
    Ravens522006 Ravens522006
    41-45, M
    Nov 14, 2012

    Lost My Long Time Best Friend

    My very best friend i looked up to  and admired  went hunting all the time most every where you saw one the other  was close behind.I am the God Fatherr to his oldeest son.To make long story short .I walked in him beating throwing her all  over room  tryed to stomp her when...
    grlsfartonface grlsfartonface
    36-40
    Jul 30, 2011

    What does everyone think about domestic

    violence? What do you define as domestic violence? And, do you think in certain situations if provoked it's okay?
    Mfudgie Mfudgie
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2015

    I Grew Up In Violence

    I have no need or desire to see violent movies. I know violence too well, and not the choreographed Hollywood variety either. My father's brother was a violent man who lived with us and slept in my bedroom till I was almost eight. He moved out when he got married. He married a...
    jojewel jojewel
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Dec 4, 2009

    Alyssa

    Thinking of him abusing you. Scaring you into submission knocking you to the grown making you bleed and bruise. It makes me sob and scream it makes my blood boil that he does that to you but what makes me even angrier is that you take it you allow it to happen you don't turn him...
    SurelyUnsure SurelyUnsure
    22-25, F
    Aug 16, 2013

    Mama's Pretty Pain

    He gave her qualities emulating a rusted necklace, slowly etching into her skin crimson weeping wounds spreading, blossoming on her neck. This was to be The End. Her great escape planned out in her head, written on candy wrappers, swallowed and chased with vodka so he wouldn't...
    Flicksy Flicksy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    10 Years Old And Everything Changed.

    I was 10 years old when my mom met B, and divorced my dad. Soon, I was moving to a new city and starting a new school. The violence started soon after we moved. One of my earliest memories is sitting in the bedroom of our apartment with my younger siblings, and listening to the...
    tap1010 tap1010
    22-25
    1 Response Dec 19, 2010

    Malorie, It was a year ago this month

    that you were taken from everyone who loved you. You died untimely due to domestic violence. I want to make as many people as I can aware of what can happen when you can't get away from your abuser. I miss and love you cousin.
    Mfudgie Mfudgie
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    All Around Me

    I actually don't remember a time in my life when domestic violence didn't occur around me.When I was 2 years old, I remember my father holding a knife to my mother's throat after one of their many shouting/hitting matches. After he and my mom divorced, my mom had a string of...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 19, 2011

    Not Actually

    there when it happened, but my aunt was married to a abusive drunk and he would beat the crap out of her...:( in front of their kids too....my cousins are normal for the most part but i bet they will always remember that... she always had bruises and cuts. i was too young at the...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2010

    To Be Honest I Dont Feel Sorry For Them Its All Attention Seeking

    the men only do it to get attention from others and the women cry victim to get sympathy and attention from other men... why should I feel sorry for people who constantly ring me guts aching in my ear about how the husband bashes the mother and kids and I have no way of knowing...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 14, 2012

    How My Mom Got Those Bruises. </3

                                  My father is an unbelievable alcoholic... He hurts my mom a lot. AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!                     Usually when my dad hurts my mom its just him yelling at her and making her feel terrible. He doesn't only...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    7 Responses Sep 6, 2011

    Unreal

    We drove in pregnant silence, the effects of the 'shrooms finally wearing off, the realization of what we'd done that night passing back and forth between us unspoken. It was fun, it was scary, it was violent- it was all those things and more. Everyone looking like Smurfs? Fun...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    Jul 24, 2009

    Violence Has Not Stopped...

    Since I was 3 or 4 years old I remember how my dad and my mom would hit each other. Two years ago my dad "hit" my mom so badly that I had to take her to the hospital and report it to the police. Now my parents are divorced, but the violence has not stopped because my mom takes...
    00Laus00 00Laus00
    18-21
    Mar 21, 2012

    Even Odder-

    I saw my dad rape my mom. When I was like, 6. I know it was rape, because she was screaming for him to get off her. He just lay there, on top of her, apparently done. Even now it's weird to think of a husband raping a wife... I mean, that's one of the reasons people GET married...
    xenmuse xenmuse
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    I Lived It

    I cannot comprehend how people continue the cycles of violence through the generations. I simply can't stomach the thought of turning into my father in that regard, no way man. I have never been and never will condone being an abusive husband, boyfriend, father, sibling...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    Fear Of My Father

    Everyday I would be terrified, Of what would happen today, Would he beat her up or physically abuse her or burn our whole family to death, I don't know why he would do such things to my poor Mother,  I lived in constant fear Of my Father. I don't know why my Mom...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2010

    Me Too

    I grew up with it !!it sucks however I learned from what I saw and it doesn't exist in my place nor will it.marcm
    barbermcm barbermcm
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2011

    Home

    My mum and my dad broke up when I was a baby so I never really had a dad, just someone who came round every Tuesday and Thursday and I sleep round every other weekend. So all my life I've grown up with my mum and her boyfriends. Normally I liked her boyfriends because I am a Tom...
    PaygeWaitt99 PaygeWaitt99
    16-17, F
    Jun 29, 2013

    Hard To Believe

    The first time I saw it was with my mom. She is only 5 feet and her boyfriend was 6'7. It was in the middle of the night and it was actually Thanksgiving. I heard them argue then things being thrown and then something heavy hitting here and there. I could hear her crying. That...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 4, 2011

    My Best Friend

    I remember the first phone call. It was my graduation day and her mom calls me in the morning while I'm helping my teacher pack up her room. Her mom, we'll call her Grace, asked if I could pick up my friend, say Ally, from the hospital. I am terrified as I drive there...
    runningaway runningaway
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 16, 2011

    My Father Was Abused By My Mom, And My Birth Mom Was Abused By Her Paramour.

    I am adopted, as some of you know. I came from a home of abuse. My birth mother was abused by her boyfriend, and both him and her abused my brother and I. Also, after I was adopted, I discovered my adoptive dad, the greatest man I have ever known, was being physically...
    cinbacon cinbacon
    18-21, F
    Sep 26, 2011

    as I experienced and observed.

    home where domestic violence on its peak and at outrageous level there must be a person who is too much alcoholic and tensed by their personal problem. I see when people are having some problems and they started drinking and said "I feel very tensed free and enjoying." . that's...
    DarkDesiRe422 DarkDesiRe422
    26-30, M
    Jun 9, 2015

    Sky / Dec 11, 2001

    it was monday morning around 10am and i was on line writing to a friend when i heard a terrible scream. not just any scream, but a intensely frightened scream. even from far away, it was obvious something was very wrong. the voice was saying, "help me! help me! someone help...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2008

    My Mother.

      You know you're a **** of a person when you wake up trying to hold your bleeding frame together. There are painful gashes on each one of these spiteful limbs. Philosophies carved deeply in treacherous skin; they want to see me bleed Stomach convulses, 2 shots of vodka...
    Flicksy Flicksy
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 2, 2009

    2002

    I left you? Because I couldn't take the pounding fists, the kicks, the making me bleed internally. You gave me the gift of hands that continue to shake when I get scared, you gave me a complete distrust in anyone that bothers to climb the walls I've so carefully constructed...
    Flicksy Flicksy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2009

    I Seen It and Hated It

    When i was a kid i used to go to my aunties farm over xmas holidays etc and she was married to a drunkard husband. Well one night all us kids were sleeping in a room, and was woken by smashing and yelling, So crept to the door and openned it and i saw my aunty being puched around...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2009

    It Happened

    When I was a kid my step dad and mum used to row a lot and towards the end there were several incidents where he was violent. I remember witnessing one incident where the police had to be called. My feelings were so conflicted it was a horrible situation. It happened and to be...
    eelarc eelarc
    26-30, F
    Sep 27, 2012
    Unknownimus Unknownimus
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 25, 2014

    People Are Odd

    The strangest domestic violence I ever saw was when I was a teenager.  I heard a woman screaming in the middle of the night.  My parents didn't have a bedroom and their twin bed was next to the front door, but they didn't wake up.  I went to their bed and woke them...
    Krypton Krypton
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2008
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