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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

    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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    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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    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

    Want to share a bit of my story with Domestic violence: Well I had joined a dating website and met a guy in April 2011 and the first time we met we drank all night smoking...
    jlam123 jlam123 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 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 Aug 20

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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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    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 Aug 17

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    If anyone out there is survivor or going through domestic abuse and would like to talk or be listened to by some one who understands. Looking for understanding people who have had...
    tazygirl tazygirl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day 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 Aug 21

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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 Aug 22

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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 Aug 22

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    me and my ex were together for four years up until a few months ago our relationship fell apart well because of him... he did a lot of hurt and betrayed our trust... he was...
    kmg3 kmg3 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Victim"...I hate that word. We are not "victims". We are some of the strongest, bravest women to walk the earth. We are survivors.  We are not stray helpless animals, we are the...
    TriciaFL TriciaFL 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    After the audience Brazilian national anthem rang out the melody, the atmosphere will instantly solidified, the audience saw tens of thousands of Brazilian fans, Brazilian...
    fifacoins123 fifacoins123 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I've learned if you want compassion you have to give compassion if you fight hate with hate you only get hate if you fight violence with violence you only get violence. Give...
    mypawshaveprints mypawshaveprints 18-21, F a week ago

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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
    NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys NotmyCircusNotmymonkeys 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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...
    riversongsingalong riversongsingalong 18-21, F Aug 13

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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.
    Grace224 Grace224 16-17, F Aug 21

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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...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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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...
    QuietTranquility QuietTranquility 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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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...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 11

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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...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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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...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 14

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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...
    TonysDoll TonysDoll 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 15

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    I am getting ready to start my period, and my regular premenstrual syndrome symptoms are in full swing - irritability and impatience as the main ones. It is so hard to control my...
    perfectlypunished2014 perfectlypunished2014 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 18

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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...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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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...
    TonysDoll TonysDoll 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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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...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 20

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    I lifted a huge weight and stressor off of me today, I had to do it and I know J is upset, but he wouldn't do it so I did. I'm kinda proud of myself for declaring my needs and...
    Baileykayw2 Baileykayw2 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Hello everyone! I can't seem to keep my attitude or mouth in check. I can turn it around a lot quicker than I was ever able to before DD. HoH can give me a light swat in the...
    LovingDDandHoH LovingDDandHoH 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    HoH is in the middle of a major dilemma. He is feeling like this: how can he discipline me for "little" things when he himself is a flawed person, and his flaws tend to be less...
    perfectlypunished2014 perfectlypunished2014 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Damnit... A predicament. Ugh. He got home late tonight.... Just after 7 pm. I was soooo hungry and I was getting annoyed he wasn't home yet. When he got home I flipped. I said...
    Tihtil Tihtil 36-40, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I have a tendency to try talking my way out of spankings, it usually works, the other night it didn't, and it was really sexy seeing him be so demanding and forceful, we were...
    Baileykayw2 Baileykayw2 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Specifically, what is the difference between DD and LDD, if any. Thanks!
    perfectlypunished2014 perfectlypunished2014 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am happy to report that after a few wayward weeks we finally have things dialed in again and I am happier than ever (albeit a little sore)!!!!
    QuietTranquility QuietTranquility 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Why do we kill? I know the answer. We kill for stuff. Stuff like our belongings, our lives or our countries. We do not want to lose what we worked so hard to get. We use death to...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M Aug 22

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    Hands off our smalls! (part 2) http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-s-underwear-trade-ban-incites-panty-protests-1.2541062 It is good to know that when the Russian parliament is...
    bethturner bethturner 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Sometimes it's just hard...
    MEGANELIZABETH716 MEGANELIZABETH716 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I do love! It's good for people who like to learn and discover. Live curious!
    spacemonkeyea spacemonkeyea 18-21, F Aug 6