I Survied Domestic Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 87 People

    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 because I am still in the "victim closet" that my relationship will eventually suffer. So here I am. My new boyfriend knows of my past and...
    Erika88o Erika88o
    1 Response Jan 6, 2015


    I actually just put my story on my page.. i am new to this can you guys just see it when you go to my page? or should i put a link?
    krystalsmith krystalsmith
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2010

    Thank you... You told me I was ugly.

    .. Now I am beautiful You told me no one would love me... Someone loves me very much You told me I was worthless... Now I feel worth something You told me I was weak... Now I am strong You thought you had crushed my spirit and I was your puppet... I proved you were wrong...
    daemonfaerie daemonfaerie
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    I've been free of domestic abuse

    for 5 years now! I was 18 at the time I hadn't had a lot of relationships, he was my first long term relationship I was with him for 2 and half years! He took money from me, if I didnt give him £100-£300 pound at day ( I had compensation) he wouldn't talk to me! His own dad...
    LiilyPad LiilyPad
    26-30, F
    Feb 25, 2015

    Sexual Abuse

    He would make me call my girlfreinds over to have **********. I hated it, but i did it because i felt like i wasnt enough woman for him. Ill never forget how sexy and the amazing the good sex was. he said it was only good when he wanted it.
    pommom2010 pommom2010
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2010

    I Still Don't Blame Her

    When I was younger, ages 3-7, my mother dated this very, very abuse man. Emotionally, mentally and physically abusive. She stayed with him even though she found out that he had another woman on the side. A woman that we found out that he abused also, as this woman and my mother...
    emoteemo emoteemo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2011

    Iam A Survivor

    i am free of abuse 7 weeks now, I had to leave because it wouldn't stop. This was my second time around with him. We were together 14 years ago for 2 years but I had to leave because he wouldn't Stop hitting me when I was pregnant. Also the mental abuse was unbearable, always...
    Froggy72 Froggy72
    1 Response Jun 18, 2011

    The Rest of My Life

    I survived Domestic Abuse, but I will live with it for the rest of my life.  I wish I could tell every girl I ever meet to take a LONG time until they marry.  You see, the manipulators/dominators/controllers are  the ones that like short engagements. ...
    rawservant rawservant
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2009

    Recoginze An Abuser

    I survied domestic abuse. I just want to say  if someone doesnt punch or kick you there is still a danger, I had someone hold me down by my neck and it cased an injury to my carotid artery and a stroke. I almost lost my life. So if you know someone ,anyone tell them that any...
    lcorabrack lcorabrack
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2008

    I Survived And Better Off

    As of November 12 of this year, I am no longer with my bi-polar fiance. I finally had enough with the year long roller coaster. I was unhappy for a while. The final straw was that he accused me of cheating. I volunteer once a week with a local elementary school to help tutor...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 2, 2011

    After It Was Over

    i hid you in a boxand when it all was donei'd peek to see your eyesand put you back againback to my damaged mindyou sat there in your boxi tried to shut you outi'd always hear your shoutyou held a rose and knifein each your caveman's handsi saw you crush the rosethe knife the...
    shenightowl shenightowl
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

    I am so confused. I have been married

    for 2 years and with him for 4, but I think I need to leave. He actually hit me one time about 3 years ago, but other than that its just verbal and slightly physical, like he'll grab my face or push me. He tells me that he loves me and he'd kill himself without me, then when I...
    easymack63 easymack63
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    He Is My Daughters Father

    i have the priveledge and joy to be the mother of a one year old little girl but if i hadnt have survived being with her father i would have never had the chance. He was my tormentor, my "owner", my worst nightmare. i should have known better when on december 8th 2006...
    wanderingmother21 wanderingmother21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 27, 2009

    I Thought He Was The Love Of My Life..

    At 16 i moved into my own place and ended up getting together with a guy i knew from a year or so back. Everything was perfect. The first few months i was unbelievably happy, spent most of my time with him, devoted myself to him, adored his family etc.. We spent Christmas at my...
    aleighadunkley aleighadunkley
    1 Response Jan 19, 2011

    He Said He Wouldn't Do It Again

    Now this right here is very new to me. The reason why I am on here is because I can't seem to get these horrible images and feelings out of my head. It's five a clock in the morning and i just want to talk to someone. Now I am still very young. I have just turned 18 in...
    dpr07 dpr07
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2009


    I was in a relationship from 1991-1994 as a teenager that was extremely abusive.  I was trapped into staying with him due to death threats.  He did everything imaginable to hurt me.  Yelled, kicked, punched, threw things at me, pinned me up against the wall, held a...
    4evrfree 4evrfree
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 26, 2009

    Ive Been Through Domestic Abuse a Few Times

    In 1991 I met who I thought was my soulmate. We moved into together got engaged and I got pregnant. He puched,kicked, verbally and emotionally abused me the first 4 months I was pregnant. I was udner so much stress I lost 40lbs in less than a month. I ended up in the hospital...
    bilow72 bilow72
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Dec 3, 2008

    I got with my boyfriend

    and everything was perfect he was everything I could have wished for honestly then 4months in he started shouting at me all the time told me I couldn't see my friends out arguments often ended with us screaming at each other. We would always make up though and knew we loved each...
    gracee07 gracee07
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    And he showed up today.

    On Christmas Eve. He was drunk as usual. I wish I could say I was stronger and didn't start shaking, but that wouldn't be true. Thank goodness others were there to get rid of him.
    Devinamaria Devinamaria
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2013

    Hope & Love: Reasons I Stayed So Long

    I  was with an abusive man for over 10 years. One of the main reasons I stayed in my abusive relationship for so long was for the children, we now have four. Another reason was that I was praying and believing God to turn the situation around. I had been praying for my...
    Tee11 Tee11
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2009

    The Person Who I Though Was Someone Else.

    This is the first time i have told the full story. I met this guy he was funny, charming, attentive to my every needs, seem to good to be true.I should have known. Anyway we started dating, everything was fine for months until his ex steeped into the picture, she would call...
    avaria avaria
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Feb 3, 2012

    He came back today. This time no one was home

    with me. He must've been watching. He was pissed about the RO. For ten minutes...ten long minutes he did what does best. Thankfully he just left. I don't know why. I called the police. The embarrassing pictures of the bruises were taken, and the past scarring. A friend in the...
    Devinamaria Devinamaria
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2013

    Pregnant And Scared At 17

    I am a 31 year old female on disabililty after a relationship I had when I was 17 turned abusive. I met someone a little older than I was at the time. He told me alot of fake stories of himself- he was a compulsive liar. I stayed with him at the time for a total of  2 months and...
    Beauty311 Beauty311
    1 Response Jul 16, 2011

    Cant Think Of What To Name This, Maybe Scarred For Life

    So ive been going to groups, this is something i forgot to talk about. My 2 girls were about 4 and 3, sitting behind me at the bar eating and i had my newborn son in my arms. He was drinking (of course) and he was saying something mean to me, I should have known better than to...
    pommom2010 pommom2010
    36-40, F
    Sep 21, 2010
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