Written by: BTSADV Survivor When we started dating, his father told us that we were to live in their home and couldn’t move out on our own. The secret in that home was that his father was a violent alcoholic who would hit his wife. However, there was another secret hiding. One day we were […]
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Break the Silence against Domestic Violence was founded upon this very thing! The Founder and Managing Advocate Director Kristen Paruginog no longer wanted to suffer in silence so she found the strength and courage to Break Her Silence with the intention of encouraging others to break theirs as well. There are so many people who are still suffering in silence and we are here to say you don't have to be silent anymore. You will find strength in sharing your story!
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Written by: BTSADV Survivor As a teen growing up I never really felt loved. My mom and dad separated when I was only six years old, and, of course, I went to live with my mom. When I was 11 years old, he moved and didn’t tell me. Someone saw my mom and informed her […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor (Continued from part one) After a few months of what appeared to be him proving to have legitimately changed, we were living together again. I was also pregnant again, this time with twins. This was our blessing. I always believed that everything happens for a reason and God obviously handed us […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I’ll start at the beginning, six years ago: a movie date. In hindsight, probably not the best choice but my radar wasn’t as finely tuned then, and my standards weren’t the highest if I’m being honest. Just the existence of his wallet and a vehicle made him seem like a catch. […]
Written by: Cristynn, Survivor Abuse started in my life at the age of six. As I grew older, the abusers changed faces, ages, nationalities and economic status, and the abuse changed, too. It began with words such as, “I don’t love you” or, “You’re not worth much; maybe just a quick roll.” Then, the words […]