Written by: Christa, Survivor I was a perfect target. Trusting, compassionate and patient, overlooking people’s shortcomings, and always willing to give someone another chance. I had absolutely no personal boundaries. I didn’t even know what boundaries were! I had a history of childhood trauma resulting in low self-esteem and a need for personal validation. I […]
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 I was brought up in a large family. My father was a good dad, but he worked a lot. My mother was not the maternal type, and she was also abusive. We were good kids, and I believe my mother had some mental health issues. We were left on our own […]
Written by Victoria, Survivor The night of November 1, 2017, I was almost beaten to death by my ex-boyfriend. He kicked me, punched me, and pistol-whipped me. To make it impossible for me to call anyone or leave, he took the battery out of my phone. I never thought that someone I cared so deeply […]
Written by: Laquisha, Survivor To all my survivors and future survivors, I commend you for finding the strength within yourself to get away. In the winter of 2011, I decided to try online dating and met a man on a dating site. At the time, I was going through many personal things in my life. […]
Written by: Olivia, Survivor I had just turned 18 and was in my first summer out of high school and my second semester of college. I was a criminal justice major. I had waited to be that age for such a long time and was so excited. I had been dating this guy casually for […]