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I Want To Help Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

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    I have been thinking about domestic abuse.

    I believe that schools should educate pupils to prevent and spot domestic abuse and how to handle it when it happens. An abuser may well not know they are abusing. It doesn't mean they do not love the victim, so how do you get through to someone like that? How do you make...
    iou1soul iou1soul 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I Left and I Soared

    Twenty years was enough. I was tired of 'trying' to make myself better so he would want to 'love' me again. I planned my escape and followed it through in a fashion that any soldier would be proud of! Yes, we are soldiers. I was permitted stay in the USA under the Violence...
    cynderella300 cynderella300 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I was in abusive relationship

    for 2 yrs and I now want to help others going through it. I come from a good family. I didnt think it could happen to me, but it did. After finally leaving I have helped others through email & other sites.
    AbusedByYou AbusedByYou 22-25, F May 28, 2014

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    What Jay Z Said To Chris Brown After His Concert

    So I was coming home this morning after dropping my son off at school and celebrity news had come up on the radio. Apparently Chris Brown was in the crowd at a recent Jay Z concert.After the concert Jay Z pulled Chris Brown aside and said "So I hear you are hanging out with my...
    number1mommy number1mommy 22-25 1 Response Oct 22, 2012

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    Narcissitic Relationships - Are You In One?

    One in five people are narcissists. So that means for every 5 people you know one of them is a narcissist. That means there are alot of them out there! Would you recognize one if you were to meet them? Most likely not, they are hard to recognize in the beginning if you don't...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F 6 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    A Husband's Love

    Me and my husband go way back we have know each other since we were ten years old. We got married at 19 and at first everything was alright. It wasn't until I got pregnant that things started to change. After the birth of our son I was horsing around with him just poking him and...
    serizenn serizenn 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    I Did Not Get Blamed For This.......................

    I cant believe this happened.  We went out to dinner tonight,  we had a nice dinner, laughed talked etc.  He just got a new car so his entire focus has been that damn car.  So much so that I did not even get a Birthday card.  Anyway as we were leaving we are sitting in his...
    memphis2010 memphis2010 41-45 2 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    Basic Story Of My Abuse

    I was abused by a step-father from the age of seven to eleven. I was told everyday that if I told anyone that I would be killed. For five years I dealt with the physical abuse, mental torture and abuse. He would beat me and laugh at me. He found out I was afraid of mice and he...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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    Disaster in the making.

    Domestic Violence Hotline in U.S.A or Canada 1 800 799 SAFE(easy to remember)7233 1 800 727 3224 taken from http://www.thehotline.org/get-educated/abuse-in-america/ I found this number in many sites hotpeachpages.net is a world wide way to look up help in 80 languages EARLY...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2012

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    Suffocating for human love.

    Contrary to what most Christians in bullsh*t religion say, it slowly starves your soul and spirit into an embittered state of despair, regardless of your heart being for The Lord, or wayward. No amount of faith, conviction, or etc seems to help a bit. We are human beings and...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M Dec 12, 2013

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    I recently became involved with the NO MORE

    campaign. I have brought this campaign to my university and want to continue to reach out to others who are advocates and survivors of domestic violence as well as sexual assault. I believe that if we all work together to bring awareness and education, we can end domestic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    A Visit From Mom

    A Visit From Mom Jules V Ness I was living with a man that was suddenly acting strangely, just barely hanging on to the edge of sanity. It was to the point I could no longer trust him…I was not sure what he may do next. I was desperate for answers, afraid, and alone. Then...
    julesvness julesvness 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    Because I Grow Up In House Full Of It

    From my childhood to even now I have seen, experienced, and struggle through domestic violence....you would be surprise how many men have suffered through this...and abuse is abuse whether it is physical or verbal abuse.....it takes away from the person, their self image, respect...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Will Help Anyone Who Needs Free Counseling

    My name is Esperanza. I have survived domestic violence from my biological mother both physically, emotionally, and sexually. I had to get a restraining order against her when I was 18 and had to move into the Safe Shelter while still in high school. I have experienced depression...
    angeleyes2survivor angeleyes2survivor 18-21, F Jun 21, 2013

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    I Feel So Lost And Alone

    I dont know what to do. I have no friends to turn to. I am embarrased to tell anyone. I am in a 2 year relationship and its getting worse and worse by the days. I dont know what all to say, there is so much. I was maried to a man for 10 years who abused me physically, emotionally...
    sadone12 sadone12 41-45 3 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I Would Like To When I Have Healed..

    I am still healing from my experiences. I think about how profoundly it has affected my life, my children's lives and the lives of my family and friends. I would still be in that situation if not for the people who did want to help. Someday I will beable to give back and help...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Breaking Free

    to all of you who are still suffering. please remember; it is not your fault. please remember; you are not the reason for his rage please know; you can never change him please find; the courage to leave please know; you will heal, even though others judge you, look down on you...
    shenightowl shenightowl 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds

    themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot happier than I was at that time, and I am in no danger :) I am not looking for answers or advice so much, mainly just wanting to share an...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Focus On Your Own Needs And Well-Being

    Im writing this story to help others learn how to move on from backgrounds of abuse, neglect, trauma, etc... I helped baptize my mother who had terrorized the sh** out of me and left me so utterly f'd, traumatized and tortured with starvation for love. But I was determined to...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M Nov 14, 2013

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    Pushing, Jumping, Snatching

    It seems my partner of eight years is at an all-time high to assert herself fully over me. We had dropped by Verizon, asked the guy a question, she said fine, we'll be back then grabbed me and pushed me out the door. I can't imagine what everyone was thinking, but I was so...
    blameisonme blameisonme 41-45 1 Response Jan 23, 2012

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    Abused

    mentally, physically, verbally, i was battered, intimidated, humiliated, violated, you name it, he done it too me....i was too embarrassed to walk out of my own front door, or see any of my friends...i used to have to try to hide the bruises with make up and the strangle marks...
    bobydob bobydob 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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    Please Read!

    Hi I am Miranda. I am making a presentation about abuse all abuse. To let people know they are not alone. If you would like to share your story please message me. You do not have to tell your name. Just your story. again if you want to help message me please. Thank you!:) You...
    NorthDakotagirl1997 NorthDakotagirl1997 22-25 Oct 4, 2013

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    Anyone Willing To Share Thier Story

    Hello my name is Rebecca. I am currently studying Visual Arts. I would really appreciate if anyone would share their stories with me, as I want to raise awareness about Domestic Violence through my work, and feel it will be a lot better represented if I had spoken with people who...
    bekki89 bekki89 22-25 4 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    How Can You Hurt Someone That Loves You

    It was going on right right in my face I didn't know,I was too young to understand How could you do that to her How could hit her How could you smile like nothing happened How could make you make a woman feel so low How could you bring so much pain to someone's heart Why do you...
    PrincessStarr2 PrincessStarr2 18-21, F Sep 11, 2013

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    Never

    Never right,always wrong.No one ever has the right or responsibilty to harm another,ever.If a friend is being abused,stop it,hower you can.Maybe they just need to talk to see it does't have to be that way.Maybe you have to take action of some kind to stop it,just do it.
    dr084 dr084 56-60, M Mar 11, 2011

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    How To Leave My Uncontrolled Husband!!

    My husband and I got married 4 years ago. When we first met, he was so nice, loving and caring. As 4 years passed, he has become very mentally abusive and phsyically abuses me as he wants. He hit me in my head and broke my I phone, and I didnt call the police. He is slams the...
    pari73 pari73 41-45, F 2 Responses May 22, 2013

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    Muslim Women

    i am victim domestic violence i muslim uk that means double fight us officals i afraid for my ex using muslim card i got away a year ago now fighting get my kids bck easy part to leave but this part fighting kids etc is really hard part hugs to antone who going through same
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2012

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    It Doesnt End Till You Make It End

    My ex husband was a very abusive man and to this day he is still controling , he will not allow me to see my kids which is really tearing me up. This morning I have had enough it has been 16 yrs of this and now it is ending he will no longer do this to me and I am seeking Legal...
    Sarah4kids Sarah4kids 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    Support...

    I am always here if anyone ever needs someone to talk to, feel free to message me and i will respond as soon as i can, i like to be able to help anyone that i can and possibly give advice, so dont be scared, i do not judge and your deffiently not alone...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2011

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    Hey

    I do not claim to have all the answers or anywhere close to that however I will listen and help if someone needs it, if you just need to talk to someone who won't judge.
    Amber9285 Amber9285 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I Have Made An Important Realization

    When I married my husband, we were so much in love and I felt so cared for by him.Twelve years and three (wonderful) children later, I am thinking about getting out.There are things about him that I feel I cannot put up with anymore, like:-rage and insults at me and kids during...
    loritadita loritadita 36-40 4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    Listen First

    One day, dad was polishings his new car...then, his four year old son picked a stone and scratched lines on the side of the car.....in his anger, dad took the child's hand and hit it many times, not realizing he was holding a wrench .At the hospital, his child said.. "dad, when...
    xeanrose xeanrose 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    Survived 7 Years

    I met my ex in high school, and I was pregnant with my first child, and he was my best friend. We ended up getting together and I got pregnant. He was cool and stayed around, and we really loved eachother. But he slowly turned into a monster, and everyone in my family tried to...
    happymama83 happymama83 31-35 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    Today, my "permanent" protective order expires.

    A few thoughts: A "permanent" protective order shouldn't last only 2 years & it shouldn't be nearly as difficult to obtain one. But today I want to focus on a message to anyone out there that might be going through what I did: I know that asking you to leave is like asking...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26 31-35 Feb 9

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    Related Experiences

    i know what its like to feel like your worth nothing, have no purpose in life, and am never going to have a social life. i used to self harm but luckily i have stopped. i know how...
    that0one0guy7199 that0one0guy7199 22-25, M Mar 16

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    A twelve year old friend of my niece hung herself from a tree. She got bullied at school, had low self esteem etc. Last thing she tweeted was that she was going to put on her shoes...
    embelir embelir 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Recently someone I know got arrested for domestic violence. I wasn't close to him but I have a few friends who are.Our town is kind of small. It's even smaller to the ones who...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F Mar 6

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    I been leaving with my parther for more Then 6 years we have 3 years old boy, I'm suffering domestic violence at home. I'm just hoping that one day I have the strength to leave
    alejita alejita 26-30, F Mar 3

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    I absolutely despise domestic violence. It goes both ways with men and women. I don't like it. If you can't act civil with your lover, than you have no hope..
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    i want a lover who is also my best friend but all the time i found people who just want sex n horny ... i want polite people but wat i get are rude people .... i am sad no one love...
    HalleluiaIauwe777777777777 HalleluiaIauwe777777777777 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    A couple of things that would improve it: Bring back the Adult/Mature section. By doing this, the sexual people will venture to that section and reside there, content with having...
    RationalCutie RationalCutie 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 18

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    " I AM A SICK MAN.... I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man. I believe my liver is diseased. However, I know nothing at all about my disease, and do not know for certain...
    lindiwho lindiwho 56-60, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    I have the tendency to reach out in love to those who seem mean and angry. In my experience not all mean, hurtful, and angry people are bad. Instead, a lot of them are hurting on...
    OneRose OneRose 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I see it is a common occurence for there to be two primary types of members in the short time since Ive joined. "13-15" year old girls venting about how awful being a teen is and 3...
    Disobey007 Disobey007 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Want-To-Improve-The-Experience-Project/5584861 Can I get a Witness?
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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