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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. 39 People

    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...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 Nov 29, 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...
    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...
    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...
    silentwitness silentwitness 46-50 6 Responses May 6, 2010

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    He was perfect from the beginning kind patient sweet. He moved in with me and I was totally in love he was my first true love. I ended up falling pregnant and it all started just...
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    hi to everyone is reading this. I don't know what is wrong with me at the moment but feel like I just need to tell what is happening to me and how I feel and maybe someone can...
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    I am a survivor, after being in a relationship for 10 years with it turning violent after almost 3 years, I can say that I'm finally leaving. It's scary and I know its going to be...
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    When I was little, my parents physically fought. And one day my dad beat me with a red plastic chair. I've had black eyes and bruises bc of him
    raykay1998 raykay1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I left my abuser when I found out I was pregnant again, since he beat me previously causing my child to die. Now my son is 16 and is abusing me too. I can't take it anymore! I am...
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    I keep wondering if God is on my side, I feel really sad
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    My older brother takes his anger out on me , he has been for years. Mostly verbal abuse he uses some seriously ugly words just to bring me down and make sure I'm as miserable as he...
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    My fiancé slapped me today. He got fired yesterday but told me a lie about how they laid him off because they couldn't afford it. I could tell he was lying, so last night I looked...
    missmanamana missmanamana 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    Just want to know plz help my bf Is from Afghanistan i been with him 10 months and he has stop me from uni he has stop me from wearing tight jeans he dont even allow me to the shop...
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    I feel helpless... Knowing that he beat you again... I wish I were there to protect you... You do not deserve to be abused! Nobody deserves to be beaten. I care for you, my Angel...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F Mar 27

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    What did I do to deserve this? I loved him and was always there for him, even when he would scream at me or hit me. I never did anything to deserve this, in my mind, but whenever I...
    LtngBug67 LtngBug67 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    A few weeks ago I came to the realization that my ex-husband is on drugs and has been since the beginning of our marraige. Now that I have been out of my abusive relationship for...
    strongerwiser34 strongerwiser34 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Surprisingly enough, I've never bothered writing about this. I met him, and I stopped writing, I stopped drawing, I stopped enjoying my life.. He gave me one great gift, one whom I...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My dad then later my step dad, I hope my kids never have to see the things I did.
    oversimplification oversimplification 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why did it take so long for people to figure this out?! 1-800-382-5968. Check your phone pad. 1-800-F__k You is actually the number of Obama's Health Care Hotline. As you dial...
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    As a child grew up with seeing men and women for that matter that lived by violence as the only way to live. Striking fear in others by violence and controlling people by violence...
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    We live a DD life and wondered who else here lives this? We started a website so people understand what it is http://domesticdisciplineuk.ning.com/home Princess x
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    www.domesticdisciplineuk.ning.com Princess x
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    My story I keep asking myself when it all started. If there was a specific day or a specific event to be able to pinpoint when I started to loose myself. There is no day or...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response Mar 22

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    So. I wanted to update on how fabulous my husband is getting at all of this. It all started with hand spanking... and let me tell you, we've come a far way! This month marks a...
    Tihtil Tihtil 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 24

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    THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF THE “UNIMAGINABLE STARTING OVER” If someone would have told me that I was going to lose my children a year ago I would have laughed. If...
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    Can a submissive surrender to her dom without the threat of spanking or other discipline?
    MrsHarley MrsHarley 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    My husband spanks me when I deserve it. But I'm the one who asked to start this, and I really feel like it makes me a better person, and that it has made our marriage that much...
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    As the third Monday in April approaches, I cannot help but think of last April ( EP Link ). This was a horrible time for my city, one that I never want to live through again. But...
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    I took it several times. First time: missed two Second time: missed one Third time: perfect score! I got a fancy plaque for that Fourth time: missed one
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    I escaped domestic violence 4 weeks ago I am in a women's refuge I have no money I can't get my daughter into care so I can work he won't pay child support how am I meant to get a...
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    It used to be that my best friend (a man) and I (a woman) could joke around, have fun, do things- but since I moved in with him going on 3 years ago, it all seemed to change in a...
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    Sometimes, I wonder whether I am too broken to be in a healthy relationship. I went through artificial insemination with donor. Now, I am pregnant of a kid that I will raise by...
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    And it only makes me love you more... 6 years we have been together. She is my soul mate; we finish each other’s thoughts never mind sentences. Lately we are disconnected though...
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    Up until a year ago I had no idea that I had a problem. I assumed things I felt was just how I was. After a few suicide attempts and finally getting help, I was diagnosed with...
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    My mother for years has let my brother run over her, steal her stuff and sell it for drug money or break and never makes up for it. She doesn't mind him making his girlfriend jump...
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    I have literally slept with someone my whole life; when I was little I shared a room with who I thought were my siblings. When we left and came to and came to a different state we...
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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 5 days ago

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
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    Another days grace. He's still not been charged. It's been nearly as week now so something's Gota be causing them to look into things hard. I expected with little evidence and his...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mom never listens to me when I say something's wrong. Wether I'm sick, or if I'm emotionally distraught. When I was younger I saw a therapist for domestic violence and since...
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    My parents split up about five years back right around the time my brother was taken. I was a kid that grew up in a house of domestic violence (verbal&physical). I was too young to...
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    My Lord, those earthlings – The Hope of humanity surviving our current crisisOne day, the general of a multitude of angels said in frustration, “I just don't understand...
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