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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If you were to see me walking down the street, or in the grocery store, you would never realize that I am a survivor. The physical scars have healed, yet the mental and emotional...
    nuwbnprincess nuwbnprincess 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So basically, when I got pregnant for my boyfriend, yes I was young. We were stupid, but we were in love. When we told his mother, she flipped out and started asking for a DNA test...
    SincerelyRae SincerelyRae 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    So im gonna finally get this off my chest. Its been a dark cloud over my head for months. I want to change something that i cannot change. I am a victim of domestic violence. Its...
    Heyababe Heyababe 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    When I was 6 years old, my parents separated and I ended up moving in with my mom and step-dad, visiting my dad on the weekends. When I was 10 years old, the abuse started. It...
    sunisburning sunisburning 18-21, F Nov 24

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    http://www.byui.edu/counseling-center/self-help/abusive-relationships
    amtired amtired 22-25 Nov 25

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    i miss my ex abuser i dont know why. im going thru witgdrawl of a toxic relationship. its driving me crazy
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Nov 30

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    I wake up to my boyfriend whispering in my ear your stupid, fat, ugly and no one will ever love you. I look around our apartment were going to lose soon and there's a hole in every...
    phantom44a phantom44a 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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    I did what I had to do. anything to avoid it. I guess I just got tired of it and saw no other way out. I could never leave you, I loved you too much. I was too weak for you. so I...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response Dec 5

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    I'm reluctant to share my story. When a man assaults a woman, he is a monster. When a woman assaults a man, apparently it's the man's fault. I left her because she was abusive. I...
    PhresnoPhoenix PhresnoPhoenix 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I'm glad i had enough strength to realize that there are too many men in the world to allow this ONE to belittle me..No more why didn't I call or pick up the phone..no more soon as...
    learningLessons14 learningLessons14 18-21, F Dec 7

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    Last year I met this guy, who I fell in love with two months into "talking." We worked together. He would talk to me during work hours but after I wouldn't receive a cal or text...
    TVel94 TVel94 18-21, F Dec 8

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    It's almost 1 AM and I can't sleep. I began scrolling through Instagram. Clicking on profiles of those I used to know. I found my rapist. I went to his profile. After scrolling...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    From one relationship to the next... Almost everyone I've been with has been abusive, either mentally or physically... It's difficult to trust people. I guess that's why I'm on...
    EmeraldDreams12 EmeraldDreams12 18-21 1 day ago

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    i hate violence,i hate seeing violence, i hate being violent and i hate being violated.. seeing bruises and cuts and swelling on a person caused by my hands is one of the worst...
    antoneli antoneli 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    SATURDAY DECEMBER 13, 2014 ..10:30 AM .FREEDOM PLAZA, 13th STREET & PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW..WASHINGTON, D.C. NATIONAL MARCH AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY JOIN THE FAMILIES OF ERIC...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Today is the start of the White Ribbon Campaign in Ireland... "White Ribbon Ireland is the national movement of the world's largest male-led campaign to end men's violence against...
    NOTyeronlyman NOTyeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    I work in a hotline. It is both rewarding and frustrating. It's not anything you'd expect it to be.
    h4ll h4ll 22-25, F Nov 29

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    When I tell people I practice domestic discipline half of them have no idea what that is and the other half think I'm crazy. After having our 6th child my marriage started failing...
    Jillianlwt Jillianlwt 36-40 Dec 13

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    I try to produce alternatives to silence or violence. I find this very difficult however. It is seems I am getting much of this now - either silence or violence. It seems I have no...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 29

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    Hi my boyfriend is shipping out to bootcamp in March and I'm currently doing an essay for my English class about the lives of national guard girlfriends. I want to know about your...
    emilybarnes2787 emilybarnes2787 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I have been into Domestic Discipline and Spanking over 20 years. Anyone else live DD?
    spankeedduk spankeedduk 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    I have lived Domestic Discipline for over 20 years and my husband spanks me when i break a rule. I love the DD lifestyle!
    spankeedduk spankeedduk 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have no desire to be a housewife. granted, I can clean, do laundry, and know how to iron somewhat. I still have to learn how to cook because when I finish school and live on my...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'd like a national thong day. Having parties where all we have on are thongs to celebrate what's comfortable and to say F... what society says.
    mikeyoete mikeyoete 51-55, T Nov 28

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    As the countdown gets shorter, weight is being lifted off my heart and shoulders. My soldier in training will be home in just short of two weeks and I couldn't be more pleased and...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Dec 6

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    Before my husband were married, I had shared with my parents the fact that I wanted DD to be a part of our marriage. Although I was a little nervous to discuss this openly at first...
    TractorGirl93 TractorGirl93 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23

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    how would you begin this type of relationship. my fiance is deffinatly dominent in our house and to me. but I want the full dd relationship with rules and punishments and I'm not...
    Caleah Caleah 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 28

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    Myself and husband run a DD website www.myddlife.com
    spankeedduk spankeedduk 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have questions. Are you ladies really in a dd relationship? Are you really happy? Can you stop the punishments? I'm only asking because I would like to have this type of...
    tom45000 tom45000 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm making my own candles, preparing orange pomanders while the caramel is boiling with a chirpy smile on my face. Next year...
    Mandy0111 Mandy0111 22-25, F Dec 9

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    Growing up I always wondered if my dad spanked my mom and if so was it similar to mine. A couple years ago when I was 12 I found our for sure. I came home from a friends house...
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Forbes Magazine: "Oxfam International has released a new report called, “Working for the Few,” that contains some startling statistics on what it calls the “growing tide of...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't believe in god or anything but I still hate when people manipulate others into fighting there wars in the name of there god.
    vineman vineman 18-21, M Nov 27

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    As much as I hate to be angry, I couldn't stop myself. Sometime you have to shout to be heard. I can't slow my tone when am angry. This issue has been troubling me from past few...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So long Panda. It's been a nice run. We'll miss you.
    MichaelYoung MichaelYoung 41-45, M Nov 25

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    23 more days! I couldn't be happier that he is coming home and these days are flying by. Between school and working two jobs, I barely have time to think between all the chaos. I...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Nov 26

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    I'm in so in love with my best friend. I'm so happy to have received a phone call this morning! I miss him like crazy! Just 22 more days!!!! xoxox
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Nov 27

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    18 MORE DAYS I REPEAT 18 MORE DAYS until my boyfriend comes home! I am so excited. & also a little nervous! Anyone else feel like that!?
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    12 MORE DAYS LADIES!!!! I am so excited. & look how cute he is lol I swear I'm his #1 fan!
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    He is going to be deployed next month.. I haven't been able to eat or stop crying since I found out yesterday. He wasn't even able to tell me the took him to Mississippi last week...
    LC1516 LC1516 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Today, I received my second letter from my boyfriend and a one minute phone call from him too. Hearing his voice brought so many tears to my eye and reading his second letter...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F Dec 13

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    5 MORE DAYS AND I WILL FINALLY BE WITH MY SOLDIER !!!!! <3
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago