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I National Domestic Violence Hotline

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

    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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    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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    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

    What is it about DV that just sticks with us for so long? I think it affects every relationship that I experience...maybe this is not a bad thing. I am wiser and just more aware-I...
    AramatLynn AramatLynn 46-50, F a week ago

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    What is it about DV that just sticks with us for so long? I think it affects every relationship that I experience...maybe this is not a bad thing. I am wiser and just more aware-I...
    AramatLynn AramatLynn 46-50, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have been thinking about domestic abuse. I believe that schools should educate pupils to prevent and spot domestic abuse and how to handle it when it happens. An abuser may well...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After only 1 month out of my abusive relationship with my ex-boyfriend, why do I care how he is doing? I want him to be well. To be helped with whatever issues that drove him to...
    lotusabloom lotusabloom 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I am in a very bad situation. I have been verbally, emotionally, financially and physically abused by my ex for the past 5 years. I moved away from the U.S.A. to Argentina to be...
    sumaura85 sumaura85 26-30, F Jan 21

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    It's been 25 years ago I left the man who abused me. It took a while to become strong but I built a good life raised my son the best I could and had a successful business. My son...
    Truthsetsmefree Truthsetsmefree 61-65 1 Response Jan 2

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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 Jan 4

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    Being awaken by screams and cries, loud voices...things crashing, thumping.......as a curious child...sneak to the stairs to see what is a miss...as I got closer to the stairs...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I am a victim of physical and emotional abuse, I am 25 and met him when I was 19. As many people say, they are charming at first and seemed very clever and manipulative with his...
    Brightheart89 Brightheart89 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    He hit me again. No he grabbed me by my shirt threw me on the ground kicked me punched me in my head flicked my nose drug me across the floor picked me up about 3 more times threw...
    lis924 lis924 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I'M A VICTIM OF DV, AND I JUST REALIZED THAT HISTORY REPEATED ITSELF I'M LIVING MY MOTHER NIGHTMARE, RIP .
    shela61 shela61 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been a victim for 3 years and I couldn't let go of him until last month... I've been too scared to bring up the subject of breaking up but I did it last month. I felt proud...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am glued to television, why are people creating so much havoc and are so barbaric. RIP to the people in France who died tragically. Good work by the police officers who killed...
    jaml jaml 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    All the times I ever felt like being an ******* or thinking about violence I realised I was just deeply sad about something else. This gave me a new perspective on people who tried...
    pixelcravings pixelcravings 26-30 Jan 9

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    I believe in national socialism, for many years now.
    DakotaMuffin DakotaMuffin 16-17, M Jan 9

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    The US National Electronic Abrasion Surveillance Arrangement has arise that 696 humans were afflicted due to video amateur from 2004 to 2009, but alone 92 of these were from "Wii...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F Jan 14

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    My parents explained it to me and I think it is a good way. I am proud of my mum and dad
    bethany2402 bethany2402 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Not to blow my own horn, but last night, I got home from work, threw together a kielbasa dinner, served it, then proceeded to get diesel fuel to put in our oil tank (we are really...
    ambroseguy80 ambroseguy80 46-50, M 10 Responses Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    Well, here we go! I....I guess we....will be starting our new life style this Friday. I discovered DD about 8 years into a horrible marriage. I didn't agree with a lot of what I...
    TownsendsGirl TownsendsGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    My former wife would get very angry particularly prior to her period. Her moods would change. Nothing anybody did was right. On one occasion she threw her birthday dinner across...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I had lunch with my girlfriends yesterday and had two beers. When I arrived home I fell asleep for a couple of hours and did not get to any chores. My husband was livid when he...
    Rosebud123987 Rosebud123987 36-40 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I live in the Denver area and have a couple of CDD relationships. However, it is very hard to find women that are committed to the followings of CDD. I am in my late 40s. Does...
    fredmadison44 fredmadison44 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I've lived in this situation for about 2 and a half years. I've been stalked, monitored phone calls, harrassed, threatened on a regular basis. The hardest part is society not...
    sensitivityexperience31 sensitivityexperience31 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    Oops... I left my keys in the house and had to bend the flywire screen to get back in, and I spent the rest of the money... I told him straight away as I don't want to get into...
    drubear drubear 22-25, F Jan 21

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    Feels good to admit to him when I have done something wrong, and for him to thank me for telling him, letting me know he will punish and then absolve me, such a relief! I can't lie...
    drubear drubear 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well he ****** my *** after spanking me with different implements and positions an I still didn't cry 😞 whyyyyy
    drubear drubear 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Ok so a sisterinlaw says that she cant say her brother in law wasn't all wrong by hitting me all over. That she cant go against him. Well isn't that very honorable. But what am I...
    Warriorbutterfly Warriorbutterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I sent my violent husband away to his mothers house on the 29th Dec. She now says he is calm and quiet. He wants to come back and says he is changed. I said I don't want to see him...
    Warriorbutterfly Warriorbutterfly 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    So today in my government class we watched a video about a group of Muslims in Georgia who wanted to build a mosque, and the negative reactions from the rest of the community...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I just finished watching the movie Unbroken. Did the Americans torture their captives like the Japanese did?
    WingsOfTheDawn WingsOfTheDawn 26-30, F Jan 15

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    Its laughable when people who claim to be religious commit such horrid acts.
    LazyApe LazyApe 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    by all means I completely respect peoples religion's and beliefs but we are getting more and more extremists we need to put an end to it.
    xchloeannex xchloeannex 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Well, ladies, I am back to actively using this site again. My boyfriend is back in South Carolina finishing the rest of his time in BCT. I truly enjoyed the past two weeks and...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Jan 5

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    He's gone again and I miss him soo much :( this is like the only picture we took together while he was home. Christmas Eve!
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I just ordered my customized, embroidered ACU name badge to Velcro inside my car, that way no matter where life takes me, he will always be there with me. AND, my "My <3 belongs...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Jan 9