Written by: BTSADV Survivor I was 22 at the time when I met this younger guy who definitely charmed me into thinking that I had hit the jackpot with him. At first, we were just friends on Facebook and texted each other, but the texts started getting more personal. We decided that we were going […]
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 thought long and hard before deciding to share my story on Domestic Violence. How can one person put into words the damage that is done? This topic is too complex, although so many see it as a simple fix – JUST LEAVE. How can I explain the pain, distrust, and […]
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 […]
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 […]