Written by: Elizabeth, Survivor I met my ex when I was 21 after already having been in another emotionally volatile relationship for two years. We got married – under pressure from him – after a month. I think he just wanted the extra money the military gives if you have dependents. Within that first year, […]
Break your Silence - Tell us Your Story!
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 Two years ago, I was severely beaten and held against my will for 8 hours while my child was in our room asleep. I can’t begin to describe the pain I went through that night, the horrific scene, or the trauma I escaped. it was a cold night. I had just […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I am now choosing to break the silence. I am choosing to no longer suffer. I am deciding to no longer live in fear. I am choosing to put myself and my child in a safe environment. I am deciding to set a good example for my daughter, that it is […]
Written by: April Tribe Giauque Click, click, and click. My eyes connected with my three boys as I snapped the last buckle into place. My head suddenly screamed at me, Two minutes left! I ran back inside and opened the door of my girl’s room. I reached into the beds for my girls and lifted […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I was 16 when I became pregnant and 16 when I got married. I was young and oblivious to the situation I had put myself in. It started with a small shove or a name. By the end of the marriage, I had endured black eyes, a cracked jaw, head injuries, […]