DV Survivor Stories

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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

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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

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Abused for 15 years Age: 66   I was in high school when I met my ex, and he was in the U.S. Navy. He was a very sweet and caring young man at the time. We were just two nuts that thought they were in love. Two individuals that

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Abused for 8 years Age: 41   I was with my wife for 8 years. I used to do everything I could for her. I paid off her debts, bills and purchased a new car for her. But I soon learnt that nothing would ever be enough for her. The

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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,

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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

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Abused for 13 years. Age: 36   His behavior changed rapidly. I know I should have recognized it, but when you’re inside a situation it’s hard to get perspective. One day my daughter called me crying saying my ex had threatened to hit her in the head with a hammer.

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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

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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

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