Abuse Hides in the Dark. Turn on Your Light.

True Stories of Abuse

A woman is hidden in shadow about to read some true stories of abuse.

We are no longer accepting submissions. But you’ll find our collection of true stories of abuse helpful. Here are some stories from people just like you:

Why Do We Share True Stories of Abuse?

True stories of abuse are important for several reasons:

  1. Raising awareness: Sharing domestic abuse stories can help raise awareness about the prevalence and impact of different types of abuse. This can help people understand the seriousness of the issue and encourage them to take action to prevent abuse.
  2. Providing support: Sharing stories of abuse can help survivors feel less alone and provide them with a sense of validation and support. Reading about others who have gone through similar experiences can help survivors feel understood and less isolated.
  3. Holding abusers accountable: By sharing their stories, survivors can bring attention to the abusers and hold them accountable for their actions. This can help prevent future abuse and promote a sense of justice for survivors.
  4. Advocacy and policy change: True stories of abuse can help inform advocacy efforts and policy change. They can be used to push for laws and policies that better protect people from abuse and ensure that survivors have access to the resources and support they need.

Overall, true stories of abuse are an important tool for creating awareness, support, and change.

Sharing helps us to heal and realize we’re not alone. Domestic abuse stories shed light on the methods used to control people, so you might see your own story shadowed within these vignettes.

Our hope is that if you do see yourself within these stories of domestic abuse, you will take heed and begin the process of leaving the relationship. If you can’t leave, these stories will help you learn what other people have done in your situation. Maybe you’ll begin to see a light at the end of the dark tunnel.

There is the hope of living a normal, sane, and healthy life outside of your abusive relationship.

Featured photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi