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True stories

True stories

How do other people survive domestic violence? What helped them? What advice do they have for others?

True stories

These stories are all true. All names and details have been changed. People have told their stories in the hope that they will help others who are being abused.

Most of these stories are from women in heterosexual relationships, but some are from women in lesbian relationships, and some are from men in heterosexual relationships.

There are stories from women with disabilities and from young people under 25.


Stories from women who have experienced abusive relationships

My journey to hell and back began twelve years ago.

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Stories about abuse in lesbian relationships

There was never any physical abuse, but the emotional abuse was constant.

 

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 Through sheer determination and willpower I’m where I am today, gradually reclaiming my life.

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Stories about abuse from young people

This is the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my entire life.

 

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Stories about abuse from men

 She took every opportunity to belittle me. When in a temper, she often hit me.

 

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