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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. 40 People

    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 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 66-70, M 4 Responses Feb 14, 2012

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I been leaving with my parther for more Then 6 years we have 3 years old boy, I'm suffering domestic violence at home. I'm just hoping that one day I have the strength to leave
    alejita alejita 26-30, F Mar 3

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    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...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F Mar 6

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    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 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Growing up in violence.. I remember.. And still have nightmares.. I was very little.. And my small hand.. Was burned on the stove .. All skin of the palm was stuck...
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I was sexually abused as a child by multiple men. I grew up in a verbally abusive house hold. Struggled with self esteem issues all my life. Witnessed domestic abuse in my home...
    fortheloveoflu fortheloveoflu 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi there. Almost three months since we split. I am back to my home country (I had moved to his country to be with him). My family and friends are awesome. They support me a lot...
    LilMinn LilMinn 22-25, F Mar 3

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    Sometimes we deserve it ladies let's be honest
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I'm going through a custody battle. But unfortunately I have very little evidence of abuse. Just a couple of people who saw the bruises. Has anyone gone through this? I'm in need...
    taq1992 taq1992 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I'm going through a custody battle. Unfortunately I have very little evidence of abuse. Just a couple of people who saw the bruises. Has anyone else gone through this? I'm in need...
    taq1992 taq1992 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F Mar 5

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    IM FINALLY FREE FROM MY PARTNER OF ALMOST 15 YEARS OF EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL ABUSE , I ALMOST STAYED OUT OF FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN BUT WITH A LOT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK I WAS ABLE TO...
    shela61 shela61 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    when I met my Bf I had just separated from my husband and here comes this extremely good looking blue eyed tall hansom guy that two of my really good friend's introduce me to. He...
    sissieblue sissieblue 31-35, F Mar 6

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    Even though I left him, he still has control over me. We are still friends on facebook. Why? Because of safety reasons. And I'm afraid to make any moves, by removing him, due to...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    They are forcing my abuser to come to my daughter's birthday party tomorrow. They say that I'm not thinking about her, because I didn't invite him. He's a dead beat dad and does...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Leaving isn't as easy as it seems or made out to be. People always say just leave get up and go when someone speaks on their DV experience. But you wanna stay. You hope things will...
    lis924 lis924 22-25, F Mar 8

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    Its never really over. Once you get strength & courage to leave theres still this unexplainable fear you have then you feel anxiety overcome your body. You feel like you cant...
    rachelmg rachelmg 31-35, F Mar 8

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    I just want to make one comment on this subject. I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and through four of those years I was abused almost on a daily basis. If it wasn't...
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Hindsight is 20/20. My mother often remarks that if she had allowed herself to see without rose glasses she wouldn't have remained with her ex husband for 2 months let alone 8...
    Menelek Menelek 22-25, M Mar 10

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    Even after being that hurt. And that mad.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 10

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    So tonight the scar on shoulder was noticed by someone who's important to me. I was asked how I got it and not wanting to lie i said DV. I spent 5yrs with him and 4yrs were...
    goodwitch011070 goodwitch011070 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    My arm is bruised where his finger marks lie. My neck is sore where he grabbed me...over and over again. My legs has marks from where he gripped at my thigh. My head has abnormal...
    Rakagibo Rakagibo 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi, Few months after moved out. I love my place to be alone and peace. It is a beautiful thing. Until...... It is about to start to analyze myself and daily routines to work and...
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    For the past 2 years I have been in a physically abusive relationship. It has been a cycle of fighting and making up. I have called the police numerous times and now my abuser is...
    korya901 korya901 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    why do I feel guilty that my abuser is in jail facing prison charges? I miss him and what I thought we had. should I refuse to testify? he's done this to others but the dropped...
    justinsneedow justinsneedow 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    why do I feel guilty that my abuser is in jail facing prison charges? I miss him and what I thought we had. should I refuse to testify? he's done this to others but the dropped...
    justinsneedow justinsneedow 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Was wondering whether you ever truly get over it? It is difficult when you have feelings of guilt, despair and sadness. Anyone heard of narcissists pretty much sums my ex up to a T...
    Brightheart89 Brightheart89 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    i was literally dying pasted out to wake up and c that the man i love so much punching and stomping me. once our baby cried i ran out the apartment while he had the baby. i held on...
    MedinaAbdul MedinaAbdul 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was with my x for 12 years and I wasn't even a human in those days you could feel the air blowing through me I was hollow and I have been away from him for the past two years I...
    Sexygrandma10 Sexygrandma10 51-55 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm trying to get out but I'm scared.. last night I woke up to him having pulled my pants down and trying to stick his fingers in me I'm humiliated and so lonely
    sugarnspice2012 sugarnspice2012 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Violence against women is rooted in deeply ingrained social norms that portray women as less than men. Violence against women and girls is a global problem, and ending it requires...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I want to know more people of my nationality but, I can never find someone of my nationality. I feel left out because the there are many places but, I don't know where to go :/
    blackblueink blackblueink 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Domestic Discipline is real! It not this 50 shades of grey crap the dicipline I recive is very loving and strict and not its not abuse every swat I have recived on my buttocks was...
    ShaylaLoved ShaylaLoved 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 7

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    I feel like I'm in a rare and special situation. I would love to know if anyone else is too - I feel very alone in this. When I was 18 I moved out and landed a very lucky position...
    seekingafrica seekingafrica 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I've started a private domestic discipline group on facebook, no fake names or profile pictures allowed, only real people, in a safe environment. :) https://www.facebook.com...
    girvingtree girvingtree 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've created a safe, private domestic discipline community on facebook. No aliases or fake profile pictures allowed, there are lots of other dd parents on there as well. https...
    girvingtree girvingtree 22-25, F Mar 20

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    spankeeprincessuk spankeeprincessuk 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Join Domestic Discipline Life FREE http://www.myddlife.com Princess x
    spankeeprincessuk spankeeprincessuk 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    ...why would you be proud of yourself for resorting to violence in an argument? That's f***ed up. Seek help.
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F Mar 18