I Survived Domestic Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 28 People

    I was married at 18 and pregnant with my first

    child. Three years later I had my second. My marriage was not loving from the beginning but I just thought it was normal. I was a mom with responsibilities and I believed in the marriage vows I took. As the years passed things only got worse. Abuse can come in all kinds of...
    gracie50 gracie50
    51-55, F
    Dec 6, 2013

    I am 8 months into my separation from my

    "abuser". Court is coming up and I am having the worst anxiety. I close my eyes and instantly have flashbacks of the violence. I remember crying on the day I said, "I do", God I didn't want to do it. It was a week after I said our vows that I found myself pregnant. I was a...
    anmx1932 anmx1932
    26-30, F
    Mar 4, 2014

    My dad was verbally and physically abusive.

    I still have a scar from him.
    sighselly sighselly
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    I hate the fact that dating is

    so stressful . I am literally afraid to give too much of myself because of 3 people who couldn't care less. It's a terrible feeling, wanting to be with someone but not being able to trust them because of your stupid past mistakes . Everytime I think that I'm past it ... I hate...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    About two weeks ago my

    now ex-boyfriend strangled me and knocked me around. He refused to let me leave, even though I begged and pleaded with him- he injured my throat so badly I couldn't breath and knew I needed to go to the hospital. When I tried to escape he forcefully dragged me back into his...
    Smashley007 Smashley007
    31-35
    Sep 27, 2014

    I met him when I was a freshman in high school,

    he was a senior. After he graduated I'd run into him every so often when I would be grocery shopping with my parents or out and about with my friends. I always had a crush on him but never really talked to him. The summer my father passed away he messaged me on myspace, I was...
    kay5262 kay5262
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2014

    Control

    I was only 16 years old when I started to go out with him, he seemed charming and I thought he was saving me from the bad times I was having at school ect. when I was with him he started out nice I'm sure most people do start this way. I don't think I even realised what happened...
    cloudskytiger cloudskytiger
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2011
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