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1-800-799 SAFE (7233) Asking for help is one of the most courageous things a person can do. Offering help is one of the most important. 41 People

    The Face Of Domestic Violence

    What you are about to see is the most powerful psa that has ever been filmed.  " Mercy Street " shows the face of a silent witness trying desperately to cover the bruises over and over only to have them replaced with even more brutal signs of beatings.  The advertisement...
    winchester64 winchester64 70+, M 4 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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    A Story Never Told

    As the sun rose, I was getting ready for a church council forum held every year. My brother and I weren't very close. So imagine my surprise when I received a phone call from him that morning. My husband answered the phone. I could tell from the brief conversation that it was my...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 1 Response Jun 7, 2010

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    Will You Be The Next Silent Witness?

    A Silent Witness is a woman who has been killed due to domestic violence.  Every year, the Silent Witness organization presents life-sized red silhouettes of five women who diet the previous year as a victim of domestic violence, and they are presented on the steps of...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 6 Responses May 6, 2010

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    The Pain Is Tremendous...the Damage Is Everlasting

    On this day, my sister’s birthday, I heard from her three times.  I was outside listening to the radio.  I was headed inside and turned off the radio.  For some reason, I immediately turned it back on and walked into the house.  I sat down at the...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 Nov 29, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    i hate any type of domestic violence against women, be it physical, sexual, or psychological, my heart goes out to women in these terrible situations, women's shelters are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7

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    Its never love when he calls you a ***** or a *****. Because no respectable man would ever call his woman names, especially ***** or *****. Is he truly sorry for leaving scars on...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 days ago

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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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    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 15 Responses Jul 27

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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...
    lilacbeauty lilacbeauty 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Unnecessary violence is always a waste of time.
    guideme2truth guideme2truth 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I have been with my husband for almost 7 years-married for 5. In the beginning this were great and I thought he was perfect. Typical behavior. He treated me like I was what he had...
    lonestarlonely lonestarlonely 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He through water in my face and on my 11 month old face , because I was Leaving him !! :'(
    Yuri1396 Yuri1396 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am sitting here, and I do not know where to start. For 21 long years I have been living a lie. Thinking that what he has done to me was "normal". My heart is racing because this...
    WonderingJazmine WonderingJazmine 18-21 Aug 12

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    My brother was abused by our so called "father" ever since he was a kid ;when my parents got divorced and my brother started mistreating me.I have been thrown against walls,I've...
    crazcat97 crazcat97 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    30 Things I’ve Learned About Love from My Emotionally Abusive, Narcissistic, Alcoholic Husband 1. If you trust someone, they will repay you with suspicion and jealously. 2. If...
    KMarie789 KMarie789 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Thankful I got out. If anyone has or had a similar experience you can message me. We can share our stories about how we got safe.
    Shermer Shermer 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I'm feeling very hopeless and overwhelmed. I've been married for almost 17 years to an emotionally abusive narcissistic alcoholic. It wasn't until about four years ago that I...
    kmn789 kmn789 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Jul 24

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    Well, isn't this just fancy. A "National" Sarcasm Society? Where's my prize then?
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Violence gets us nowhere. Keep it civil.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I'm from St. Louis, Missouri. And if any of you have caught a glimpse of what's going on in Ferguson, Missouri.... It's not good. A young African American man was shot and killed...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Favorite Band of this decade The National . http://youtu.be/yfySK7CLEEg Bloodbuzz Ohio
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    In one more week, my boyfriend, James, and I will be together for four years. We've known each other since we were 15 and have been best friends ever since. It sounds so silly and...
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    I might join the national guard bc of the money but I am not good with structured things.. But all I want to do with my life is travel and help people.
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    I made it almost a week with no trouble.... But this morning I woke up and had an attitude with him. I have such a hard time keeping my attitude under control in the mornings. If I...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 30

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    I am struggling today. I am being good and am not in any trouble. But I am craving the closeness and intimacy that a spanking brings. I don't know that I want the spanking though...
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    I've been quiet here for a few weeks.......we've just moved back in to our home after a house fire and are just about settled. I've been on a roller coaster of emotions when it...
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    My husband used to spank me often at least 3 times a week. We stopped while I was pregnant but now I want to start again. I've told him I want him to spank me again but he won't...
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    There has been a lot going on the last couple of weeks. We are moving! Yay! But both of us have been slipping in our roles. We were supposed to do a disciple session about a week...
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    The look in his eye I am beautiful The touch of his hand I am loved The strength of his arms I am safe The curl of his fingers I am undone The scent of his skin I am home The...
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    Tonight was a punishment night for me. Did I deserve it? Yes I did. I broke lots of rules in the past two days. As most know, we are moving. I have been stressed out! I have been...
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    My hubby and I are just starting our DD lifestyle "reset" as I like to call it. I'm overwhelmed with how many awesome people are on here and always willing to share advice. It's...
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    This week is sooooo hard. Still packing a house of five to get ready for our move. At the beginning of July, HoH had me pick a date to quit smoking. The date was chosen as August...
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    Finding the time for our discussions and discipline have been so hard since we started this a few weeks ago. We love our kids. Don't get me wrong. But they love spending all their...
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    From what I'm reading here... The consensus is that quitting smoking sucks! There is nothing even mildly amusing right now and more poor kids are lucky the they are getting dressed...
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    Day 2 with no contact with my babe. I miss him. I dreamt about him last night....after that I couldn't sleep :(
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    Allen Kelsey Grammer was born February 21, 1955. Grammer is known for the character psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the NBC sitcoms Cheers and Fraiser. He was the voice...
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    I do love! It's good for people who like to learn and discover. Live curious!
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    They wrote one of my favorite songs ever . Humiliation http://youtu.be/B2oMKlzInPk Keep them coming guys. You rock!!!!!
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    My friend that I met on here a while ago made me call them last night. It was maybe 12-1 am and I had cut myself again. I was refusing to call because I was scared and I have trust...
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    Okay terminator is a different because he's a robot cover in human skin and blood so even the most violent thing can't hurt it because it feels no pain. Robots kill because you can...
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