God & The Abusive Relationship

A common theme running throughout our shared stories of abuse is a false interpretation of God’s intent for relationships and marriage. I’m a Christian, and my faith is what helped me to heal from my experiences.  I also understand women who give up on God, or even blame Him for their experiences; I’ve been there…

What Our Site Is Not

Due to a few recent developments, I thought it necessary to clarify a few things to our readers. This is a site for you to share stories of your past. Or share stories inspired by your past. We are here for you to connect with others who can understand how you feel. We are not:…

Our Reach: It’s Crazy!

You all have helped build an amazing network of support since this site launched one week ago.  As of the last update, we had 11 stories, 24 followers, 25 comments, 32 likes, 52 visitors, and 218 views. Since then, our reach has grown exponentially!  We have… 20 posts 60 comments 76 likes 703 visitors And……

Brooklyn- Her Story of Domestic Violence

My name is Brooklyn, and I am a survivor of domestic violence. In May of 2013 I befriended a guy I met via social media. He had mutual friends with me, so I accepted his request. I’m a Christian, and thus I posted Christian pictures and statuses. On one, another girl had started fighting with…

Why Should I Care?

It’s always good to have an honest friend. You know, that one who doesn’t filter their thoughts and simply says it as it is. This particular friend said to me, “Why should I care?” And he got me to… Source: Why Should I Care?

I Hate That I’m Not Alone

You, victim, you know my guilt.  My shame.  My doubt. You, survivor, know my loss.  The depths of the darkness.  The panic- paranoia. You both saved me. The fellow victim understood why I stayed.  Made me feel somewhat normal.  Helped me to rationalize.  Gave me hope.  Not the “right” hope, but still hope.  Without you,…

A Letter to the Family and Friends of Victims

Originally posted on Forget Me Not Advocacy Group:
Dear “You,” You are the people that represent stability in a victim’s life, or at least you should.  You are their parents, their siblings, their extended family, and their friends.  Perhaps you are the friend or family of the abuser.  Or, maybe you are the neighbor next…

Body Electric

Originally posted on TOMORROW, DEFINITELY.:
                                                                  ©TD2016 your body is invasive paying armies of bloodthirsty mercenaries ? a conquistador burning everything it touches…

Pouring Rain

The rain poured over me, and no one could see the tears that flowed with it. © Sarah Doughty Source: Pouring Rain

Sunshine Blogger Award- Thank You! Get to know The Freelancer

Well, friends, we have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by (Over)Analysing Literature.  We’re going to pass it around to all the bloggers on this site, so you can get to know them!  Because, you know, we have personalities.   Rules: Thank the person who nominated you in the blog post. Answer the 11…

Thank You Bloggers! Our Reach So Far

I would just like to give a quick update to our contributing bloggers, and anyone else visiting our site. Since launching only 65 hours ago, we have published 11 stories written by survivors.  Those 11 stories have brought in: 24 followers 25 comments 32 likes 52 visitors And… 218 views! Not to mention some retweets…

Killing Me Slowly

One of the things that’s been hammering at me recently is not so much my past — which is killing me slowly, but the knowledge that I’m not everything I can be. Contrary to popular belief, anyone can have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. I’m living proof of that. The condition can come about at…