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Domestic Abuse: The Never Ending Jigsaw

After all these years, I still often look back and wonder why it took me so long to realise that something wasn’t right. I clearly remember the triggers and the signs but somehow in that moment it wasn’t clear how they fitted together. 25/10/2017 16:38 BST

Domestic Abuse: Learning To Love And Trust Again

Moving forward is hard and sometimes the abuse will come back in dreams, flashbacks, conversations or in other ways. I find that sometimes it feels like I am in a mental fight not to assume my husband is similar to the person who abused me. Years on and the moments have become less and I am able to shake it off but this has taken patience and has at times been mentally quite tough.
21/06/2017 17:04 BST

A Mum's Experience Of Abuse

Having children changes your life in so many ways, not least because you acquire a protective instinct that makes you want to protect them from harm or hurt. I remember feeling this protectiveness instantly when my first child was born.
24/03/2017 14:38 GMT

Surviving Is Hard

My name is Jennifer and I am a young married mum of 3 children. I am also a ‘survivor’. I often think that being a ‘survivor’ to some extent defines me more than some of the other more positive areas of my life. Ultimately, I think that it is because it’s an everyday struggle to overcome its effects despite the years that have passed by. 18/11/2016 11:45 GMT


Marriage: The Rings or the Love

I don’t remember the actual moment when we made the decision to marry but it was because of what we learnt from the loss of two such important people from our lives that we suddenly felt that it was important to us and important that we didn’t waste time waiting.
06/06/2016 16:28 BST

Life After Domestic Abuse

I used to wonder if I would ever have a life. In fact I wondered this every day for the five long, lonely years that I lived in a domestic abusive relationship. In the end I didn’t care because I was so numb, but here I am now and I want to share with you a snippet of my story.
22/03/2016 09:37 GMT

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