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I Want To Help Those Who Experience Domestic Violence

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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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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    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 5 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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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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    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 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...
    scakay scakay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Do You Fear Your Abuser Will Find You Through The Postal Mail System, Dmv Or Voter Registration?

    This information is specifically for the State of California. Call your local Social Services Office or Postal Service and ask if they have such a program for your State. The web address for more information is www.Ca.SafeAtHome.org Check it out, it may save your life and...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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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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    Stories Of Heterosexual Abuse

    At the Hands of A Gun I saw the gun my husband was holding as he stood in the door way of our kitchen. After years of being intimidated to stay in the abusive relationship, I thought to myself "not this time, gun or no gun". I defiantly turned my back to him and his AK...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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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    Abuse In Lesbian Relationships

    Talking About Lesbian Partner Abuse by Kali Munro, M.Ed., Psychotherapist, 1998, 2000. (originally published in Siren, Oct/Nov 1998) Many of us, when we first come out, are drawn to the lesbian community with the dream of finding an all-embracing, welcoming...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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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    General Information About Abuse

    General Information Regarding Abuse   Statistics 20% of women's visits to the ER are caused by battering. Battering is the single major cause of injury to women. Animal shelters outnumber women's...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2010

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    Verbal Abuse Is As Bad If Not Worse Then Physical Abuse

    Question: How Can Someone Identify and Respond to Verbal Abuse? Verbal abuse is difficult to identify and regrettably can be a common type of abuse in some marriages. Not all words that are meant to hurt are "ugly words." A master at verbal abuse can damage your self-esteem...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    Do You Make Excuses For Your Abuser?

    NOTE; THIS IS NOT MY STORY, THIS IS COMING FROM A WOMAN NAMED MAYA WHO WAS ABUSED. He did not set out to be abusive.  He felt that punching a wall was an acceptable way of getting rid of his anger.  He and I both believed that we were lucky that he had such good self...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    You Are Being Abused And Don't Want To Lose Your Pet?

    The SPCA provides a Safe Haven for pets and peace of mind for Domestic Violence Victims. This is specifically for the State of Calif but call your local SPCA and find out if they have this program in your area. They understand how important our pets our to us, especially...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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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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    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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    Safety First-leaving Your Abuser

    Leaving an abusive partner is a very difficult thing to do. It frequently feels like you are failing, or destroying your family, or not trying to work things out, or not giving your partner a "second chance." It hurts, and it's scary. Sadly, it is necessary in many abusive...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2011

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    How Do You Know You Are Being Verbally Abused; Stories And Examples

    NOTE; THESE ARE NOT MY STORIES BUT STORYS I FOUND ON EXAMPLES OF VERBAL ABUSE. How to Prove Verbal Abuse My husband called me retarded in front of my three toddlers yesterday because I walked into the bedroom to get something while he was trying to sleep. He then told me to...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 14, 2010

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    Stories Of Lesbian Abuse

    Feminist Loyalty Ruth (48) My story begins in 1983, I was 27 years old, and this was my third “serious” relationship with a woman.  I met her through a friend and she was a real charmer.  I was chronically depressed and suffered very poor self-esteem...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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 26-30 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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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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    Do You Feel Like You Are The Crazy One?

    Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making them doubt their own memory and perception. An example is the denial by an abuser to a victim that previous abusive incidents ever occurred.  Crazy...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2010

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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 18-21 Oct 4, 2013

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