Written by: BTSADV Survivor My story happened in the summer of 1974 when I was 14 years old. This is the first time ever telling my story. Maybe it is time it is told — perhaps it will help someone else. I was 14 when I first met him. He told me he was 16, […]
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 Our relationship started out alright. It was new, he was different, and I thought I was in love because he seemed nicer than the rest. After a few weeks went by, he was already living with me. After a few months passed, we were engaged. At one year we were married, […]
Written by: Stephanie, Survivor My name is Stephanie, and I am a survivor of domestic violence. I want to share my story with you and give hope to anyone that is a domestic violence survivor or still in an abusive relationship. My passion – and mission – is to end domestic violence. I was 15 […]
Written by: BTSADV Survivor My heart breaks as I write about someone whom I don’t know anymore, and I am not sure I ever did. Did he know me? Maybe, but not as he should have. Not like he said he did. Why? I lived a year and a half of my entire life for […]
Written by: Pam, Survivor I started dating my current husband several months after my ex-husband/abuser left. I was in the middle of the divorce and raising my children as a single mother. Dating was the last thing on my mind. In fact, I had basically sworn off men and built a wall around my heart. […]