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Domestic Violence

Welcome to Exploring Womanhood's newest tough issues area - domestic violence. Please share your stories and help us build this area to help battered women.

In this area we will share stories of surviving domestic violence. Our hope is to bring this topic out into the open and help stop the cycle of abuse. Battering is a way for one person in a relationship to establish control over another person. It's when the batterer seriously believes they are entitled to control another person. It can occur within every socio-economic group and knows no boundaries. The types of abuse can vary from emotional/mental abuse to physical/financial abuse. The types of abuse are varied, but the affects are the same. The victim is de-humanized, their self-esteem is shattered, and are typically scared into in-action. We offer you this place to share your stories to help other women in a similar situations and to educate those who may know someone who is in an abusive relationship.

Please feel free to submit your story here. We ask that you do not use real names or places. We will edit for grammar and spelling if necessary and send you the link for approval.

The Stories . . .

If you need immediate help, PLEASE call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE today. No one deserves this.

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