I Want To Help Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

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    Likewise2 Likewise2
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

    My fiancée in her last relationship was

    subject to domestic violence for several years. She has suggested that I could better understand what she went through if I was to talk to other people who have been through similar experiences and help me see a new perspective. An issue that I struggle to understand is why...
    tryingtohelpfiancee tryingtohelpfiancee
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2011

    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

    One memory in particular stands out to me.

    I’m not even sure why we were arguing. It’s actually pretty rare that I remember the cause of a fight. It could be over something as simple as how to properly load the dishwasher. We were yelling at each other. I can’t remember what he was saying, but he was smoking. I...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26
    3 Responses Jun 24, 2015

    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
    Feb 9, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Jun 21, 2013

    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
    Jan 24, 2012

    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

    Clothes, Cars, Homes & Money does not define a

    "G00d Man".... Character, Morality,Respect & Honesty do.. Do u agree with Me..????
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    Real men Don't Love the Most Beautiful Girl in

    The World, They Love the Girl who can Make Their World the MOST Beautiful... Similarly... Real Girls Don't Love the Most Beautiful Man in The World, They Love the Man who can Make Their World the MOST Beautiful...
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1
    22-25, M
    Apr 8, 2015

    Please could anyone who has been in a domestic

    abuse situation with children fill in my short anonymous survey :- http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZID51/ it is for a research project and I would be very grateful :)
    hereat hereat
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    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
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

    Please could anyone who has been in a domestic

    abuse situation with children fill in my short anonymous survey :- http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ZID51/ it is for a research project and I would be very grateful :)
    hereat hereat
    36-40, F
    Mar 27, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2013

    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
    1 Response Nov 6, 2012

    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
    4 Responses Apr 5, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2014

    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
    3 Responses May 22, 2013

    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
    1 Response Jan 23, 2012

    When a girl tells you about her problems,

    it does not mean she complains. It means she trusts you.
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1
    22-25, M
    Apr 8, 2015

    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

    why do we blame ourselves

    why is it the person that hurts u is then the person u want to love u so bad
    sandyxx178 sandyxx178
    31-35, F
    Mar 19, 2016

    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
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2015


    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
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 11, 2011

    Don't Hurt Any1.... It Only Takes a Few Seconds

    to Hurt People u Love... BUT...It Can Take Years to Heal
    L0ve4every1 L0ve4every1
    22-25, M
    Apr 11, 2015

    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

    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


    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

    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
    Oct 4, 2013


    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

    This is the first thing

    that I'm going to share on EP. Firstly, EP -- thank God I found you. You have enabled me to share my feelings with millions of people. There is something that is upsetting me since a couple of days. I can’t share this with people around me. It’s nothing to do with trust or...
    deepti1274 deepti1274
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    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
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2012

    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

    12 month sober from what felt like the most

    dramatic, painful, irrecoverable 2 years and a half of my life. Yet the worst part is I could have walked away before it got out of hand But like an addiction.. the deeper the love grows the harder it is to walk away. I am writing this to tell you my story so I can...
    ffjpp ffjpp
    22-25, F
    Jul 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response Oct 22, 2012

    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

    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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