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Domestic Violence Survival Stories
I met my now-ex when I was in college. I dated his friend. During this time, I witnessed one episode where he was irrational with his girlfriend at the
You think it might change. Remember the first time, the shock of it? Then came the I'm sorry over and over, it will never happen again. And it didn't,
Domestic violence affects all of us, as there is someone in each of our lives suffering in a violent relationship.
Garrett was the boy of my dreams; tall, athletic with dark green eyes and a smile that would melt your heart. He was outgoing and made friends easily the
I remember being married to my ex. He was a drug addict that became, very abusive, unbeknownst to me, much like another story posted here. I am a journalist
This is an abbreviated summary: In 1973, when I was 16 years old, and long before domestic violence shelters and prevention education agencies were common,
I met my husband 2 years ago. It was love at first sight. I went against everyone in order to be with him, my parents, my siblings, everyone. They all
My name is Mary, and I am a two time survivor of domestic violence. I have been married three times. Well, I was young, so very young at 20 and married
Red flags flew from the very beginning. At the time, I had two children already and was 23. I was still naive when it came to love. I was already in a
My ex-husband was married to a friend of mine. I wasn't attracted to him as a lover or in a romantic sense at all and I knew him for 20 years before we
If there is a God, then why me? Why did he let this happen? I bet you that’s what you’re thinking. Oh, it’s not that bad. Others are worse off. Well my
My surviving domestic violence story is only one part of my life. A twelve year journey that taught me who I am at my core.
I married a Canadian at the age of 18 and moved from everyone and everything I had ever known. We were so happy or so I thought. We stayed with his sisters
I thought at 23 years old that I finally met the person I'd live with forever. I had dated men that were immature and he was immature, had his own house
I am Australian and my partner is from India. I am 21 years old and he is 27. We have been together for four years. I am currently four months pregnant.
So here it goes. This is something that is hard to talk about to anyone and so I feel the only way to get it off my chest is through this blog as I see
I never thought I would be calling 911. I never thought I would be preparing for a hearing for an Order for Protection. I never thought I wouldn't cry.
After a long and hurtful break up with a former boyfriend who I believed I would begin a future with another guy came into my life during at a really vulnerable
The first time he hit me, I was unaware it was coming. I learned, fast after that what the signs were. His agitation was accompanied by a couple things;