I Survived Domestic Violence

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 78 People

    Position of Authority...

    Yes I have survived domestic violence. For 3 years I was horrifically abused by a man who was respected and looked up to as someone in the community you should be able to trust and someone who does the job he does to keep people safe.  I won't go into too much detail about him...
    celtically celtically
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    does anyone have any helpful tips on how to

    cope with or get over my past abuse? it's been 2 years and I still think about it daily. I am in an unbelievable relationship with the man of my dreams now and I still can't shake the thoughts and scared tendencies.. thank you. any help at all, welcome.
    makennalane makennalane
    22-25, F
    Mar 28, 2016

    Breaking The Silence.....

    I have been on EP for some time now and I feel I am ready to break the self-imposed silence.  I wrote this in third person...it's still too difficult for me to say "I".  It's time for me to release this hatred I feel inside for the one who hurt me.  I need to allow my soul...
    AutumnFrost77 AutumnFrost77
    31-35, F
    20 Responses Oct 6, 2011

    After all my husband put me through All the

    pain, the ignorance, The selfishness, the broken promises Knowing it would never end Never stop When he sat on the edge of the bed and said he was unhappy I just said ME TOO and helped him pack
    pixieontheprairie pixieontheprairie
    36-40, F
    Jun 13, 2015

    Today Was A Day...and On This Day....

    I dwelled in SO much Peace that it left me floating on a friendly cloud called positivity. I felt Assurance, and it was Calm. I felt Safe. I felt like, "Even if something/someone tried to trap in in a web full of LUST/DECEIT/LIES/Negative Behavior", I would know how to handle it...
    GodIsHealingMe GodIsHealingMe
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2011

    It Still Haunts Me....

    it will be 7 years ago in may,may 30 to be exact that my life was almost taken from me. I married a man i thought was my world he seemed perfect almost to perfect.He would open doors for me,hold my hand in public,talk to me like everything i said was the most interesting thing he...
    tdh1 tdh1
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

    There Is Hope

    I was in an abusive relationship for 21 yrs. It was emotional, psychological and spiritual abuse. It was physical not because he hit me but because he denied me access to medical and dental care, even when I was in serious pain. Had I not left when I did I would have died within...
    nyssa1 nyssa1
    51-55, F
    Mar 15, 2013

    I stared into the beasts eyes.

    I knew it was about to happen again. It did. My face roared with pain as the tears fell onto my grey leggings. It wasnt me crying anymore. I looked up. There was no beast, there was a man, crying. I looked again into his eyes. "why?" i asked.. "im sorry" he replied as tears...
    nastacianostalgia nastacianostalgia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 4, 2015

    My husband beat me , kicked me,

    choked me, and continually would abuse me sexually and physically then call the police on ME and every single time the police did nothing. I am so glad to be free of him. I would like to help a woman in a domestic violence situation with a free place to escape. I live in the...
    crystalpistol1977 crystalpistol1977
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 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. When I tried to escape he forcefully dragged me back into his house and continuously strangled me and was physically violent. I was finally able to get to...
    Smashley007 Smashley007
    31-35
    Sep 27, 2014

    I Did...

    I kept searching and searching for groups that maybe had another appropriate name - a different name - not one that had the words 'domestic violence' in them. I can't believe that that happened to me. I can't believe I let it happen, and that I didn't get away sooner. I'm ME ya...
    orchid00 orchid00
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

    The Misconception Of Love

    It was my lasy year of undergrad. I was on my way to bigger and better things. I was closing one door and opening another ! I had just broken up with my fiance of a year. I was hurt but, not because we broke up but how we broke up. He was in the military and we went from speaking...
    NEWNEWME33 NEWNEWME33
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2011

    I Survived And So Can You

    I was in a relationship with a man for 3 1/2 years. It was domestic, and I was in such denial. I thought that all couples screamed at each other, put their hand's on each other, called each other out their names. I thought everything was normal. There was so much drama, so many...
    GodIsHealingMe GodIsHealingMe
    18-21, F
    Apr 16, 2011

    I Would Like Some Advice Or Support...

    Hi, my name is Emma. I split from my abusive ex 2 and a half years ago and from 2010 to 2011 I suffered harassment from him but the police couldn't prove it was him. Then suddenly it all stopped. After this relationship and after just before the last of the harassment was over, I...
    Emsiepops22 Emsiepops22
    22-25, F
    Nov 17, 2012

    16

    three years ago I was 16. I had just started dating this guy that I thought I was in love with. A few weeks in and I found myself being strangled. I couldn't breathe and he was laughing. Everyday it was something new. I couldn't show any piece of my legs, arms, or neck. I couldn...
    Jennarae92 Jennarae92
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 4, 2012
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