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    5 Things I Learn Since I Became a Domestic Violence Survivor

    She went from rock bottom to lifting other survivors up | Super Bowl Sunday is an anniversary of sorts for me, and this one was a milestone: Five years ago, my life ch... read more

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    Survivor Alex: Leaving Abuse After 47 Years

    Reclaiming her life, she moved to the ocean and cherishes each day | It took a while for Alex Delon to admit to herself that what was happening in her marriage was abu... read more

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    The Wedding Forum That Helped Me Leave My Abusive Ex

    A survivor nearly married an abuser, but complete strangers helped her spot red flags | I’m not sure what I was expecting from a group of strangers on the internet. Bu... read more

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    Your Crazy Love Questions Answered

    Author Leslie Morgan Steiner shares her survivor perspective—plus, the next book for Domestic Shelters Book Club revealed | Back in May, we invited readers of Dom... read more

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    Survivor: Andrea

    Mom of three finds reclaiming her life started with setting small goals | I can’t remember a time when violence and trauma weren’t part of my life. I never knew my fat... read more

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    Survivor: Waqas

    Struggling to find help as a Muslim man | The stereotype is that Muslim men beat their wives. But I was the one being abused and for years I didn’t even recognize my e... read more

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    Survivor: Joanne

    Young, alone and far from home, she fought immigration issues to break free | I moved to America from Malta in 1988, when I was 19, to be with my high school sweethear... read more

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    Why Is She Speaking Out Now?

    We need to stop using a survivor’s fear of coming forward as a reason to disbelieve them | In light of the #MeToo movement and the Time’s Up campaign, o... read more

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    Survivor: Gus Brock

    Not many male survivors step forward. This truck driver was surprised to find support when he did | If you had to pick a domestic violence survivor out of a crowd, ... read more

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    Survivor: Kate

    After four years of verbal abuse, she didn’t predict her partner would attempt to murder her | Kate—not her real name—had her story splashed across newspapers, and th... read more

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    Nobody Would Have Been Surprised If I Had Died

    She says everyone knew she was living with an abuser growing up. No one intervened | It starts somewhere. It starts in the home. I know what a mass shooter can look... read more

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    Our first selection is Leslie Morgan Steiner’s best-selling memoir of narrowly escaping abuse with her life | Welcome to the Book Club. Hopeful... read more

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    Survivor: Michele Weldon

    She put nine years of pain into prose and sold nearly 100,000 books | Michele Weldon had a doting boyfriend in her 20s. So doting, in fact, that he wanted to know ... read more

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    The Good Wife

    Forced to marry a stranger at 16, she spent a decade being isolated, humiliated and assaulted. Then, she planned her escape | When I was a kid, my only goal was to ... read more

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    Survivor Story: Nancy Wilkinson

    ‘I thought he was a gift from God. Then he tried to kill me.’ | Nancy Wilkinson has never been in a healthy relationship. “I’ve been married four times and ev... read more