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Survivor Stories


A Place to Call Home

I actually did it.  I got out. It still feels surreal to say it – I never thought I would want to leave, let alone find the strength to go through with it. He got me to believe that I deserved it all. “He wouldn’t do this if you were a better partner,” I’d think […]


A Bad Student or a Domestic Violence Survivor?

Tick. Tick. Tick. Could time move any slower?? Brent* was struggling to keep his eyelids open, let alone pretend to pay attention, while the English teacher droned on and on about participles and subjunctive tenses and….oh honestly, she might as well have been speaking French. He hated English. The teacher probably hated him for sleeping […]


Survivor Series: Forgiving Yourself for the “Should Haves”

“Why didn’t you just leave?” This is a question our survivors hear a lot. Unfortunately, loved ones, strangers, and even professionals don’t always understand the complexities of abuse and trauma. It’s not something you can easily walk away from and it can happen to ANYONE. One survivor shares her perspective: I was a certified domestic […]


Survivor Series: Breaking Free

*Continued from Survivor Series: Drowning in Infedility and Emotional Abuse* It had been almost a year and a half of the lies, the half-truths, and the manipulation. I started to forget what it felt like to be happy. Peace of mind or stability? They didn’t exist for me. In February of 2020, my husband resigned […]


Survivor Series: Drowning in Infidelity and Emotional Abuse

Drowning in Infidelity and Emotional Abuse