Written by: BTSADV Survivor I was young when we met, 14 to be exact. Things were ok at first, just on again off again high school stuff. He started getting jealous after about a year and controlled most of what I did. I thought then that it was because he loved me so much. I […]
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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 Domestic Violence is not an easy subject for people to talk about, but I want to be someone who can help change that. By talking about the things in life that aren’t easy, we can help people who need to get out of abusive situations and let them know that they […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I met him my senior year of high school. He was four years older than me and was married with four kids. That should have been my first clue, but I was only into guys my parents disapproved of at the time – apparently. Though he was married and living with […]
Written by: Jessica, Survivor I never thought I would be involved in an abusive relationship. I read the books, saw the movies. I remember watching two films in particular, “Enough” and “Fear,” and thinking I would never fall for someone who would abuse me. But I was wrong. I always saw relational abuse as someone […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor Four years later I still look back in disbelief what my life was like. How did I manage to keep going and keep my children safe? How did I allow someone to treat me like that? I was a mother of four, and I coached competitive softball and cheerleading. I taught […]