DV Survivor



Abused since childhood Age: Unknown   I was a product of a broken home, meaning my childhood was the direct result of parents who also came from broken situations. My dad was the son of a wandering trucker, and my mom was the illegitimate child of a small-town farmer back in the 1950s. I’m not …

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Maria Tapley

A Rebound to a Rude Revelation   Abuse lasted: 4.5 years. Age: 63 I was fresh out of college. My “boyfriend” and I couldn’t quite keep the relationship going in the positive direction. We had tried to get things right since high school, but to no avail. The final interchange between us left me weeping …

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Aja Anderson

Abused for 2 years Age: 41   Before coming out of my situation, I thought that domestic violence was only physical abuse. Now, I have a better understanding that the physical manifestation is simply evidence of emotional and psychological abuse. Domestic violence includes so many things like manipulation and threats, which are used to control …

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Mary X.

Abused for 9 years. Age: 57   I Lived in a nightmare for nine years! Hi my name is Mary and this is my story. I moved to Alabama from Detroit in 2012 and met Marcus three months into settling into my new life. I had no family and my friends were people I met …

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Tanisha F.

Abused for 11 years. Age: 36   In my case, it started as verbal abuse. I’d known my partner for over 5 years and he was a good person, I thought. He started changing around 2017. After his mother died, he bought several guns and weapons, including a machete and a shotgun. He became more …

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Conzuelus S

Abused for 8 Years Age: 49   I always said that this would never happen to me, until it did. When I first met my ex, he was fresh out of prison. You might think, why get involved with a convict? But in the hood, it’s a regular occurrence. Plus I’m the type of person …

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