Written by: Jeri, Survivor October, ironically Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, was the month I realized I was in an abusive situation. Last month. It’s something I’ve dreaded the last two years. So many people look forward to it. They see pumpkins and hayrides and Halloween. But I fear it. I dread it. I remember the […]
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: Jenny, Survivor The first time he said he ‘blacked out,’ and the second time he was too drunk! The in-between events were even inexcusable. He always had an excuse, always an apology and somehow it was always my fault. One year later I had enough and saw an easy exit while he served […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor I’m 31, and my now husband is also 31. We met at 16. Textbook fairytale, every waking moment was spent with one another. We planned to have children, and even both attended a church where his grandmother was a pastor. He was my knight in shining armor who rescued me from […]
Written by: Catherine, Survivor Over two years ago, I lived in a constant state of anxiety with my weight continually dropping, and the beginning of hair loss due to stress. Two years ago, I was a woman in an abusive relationship. I hate admitting that, that I was one of those women I swore I’d […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor Have you ever heard of the metaphor of the toad in the water? There was this toad who was put into a large pot of water on the stove. The water was very slowly turned up every few minutes. Since it was turned up every few minutes, the toad did not […]