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I Was An Abused Spouse

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    If You Listen To This, It May Save A Life.....

    On September 24, 2000, my best friend was shot dead by her husband. She suffered abuse at his hands for years, before he finally finished it with a point blank blast from a 12 guage shotgun. Go ahead and look it up. Her name was Patti Jean Nickerson Manning and she was killed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    I Have My Children and They Have Me

    I met my kids' dad when I was 19..He was a year younger than me and seemed really quiet and shy...beautiful smile and I fell for him like a sack of hammers. Everything was good I thought, we would party and have sex and I just loved him like crazy.. I guess maybe I tried too hard...
    66me 66me 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2009

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    Spousal Abuser Compounds(apartments Complexes)

      My letter is rather rough draft form,   I was a spousal abuse victim for 20 some years. We are told too many times, why do you put up with spousal abuse, why do you subject your kids to seeing you abused or potential for themselves to be abused, why don’t...
    kkwtzpp kkwtzpp 46-50 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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