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Michelle's Story

Posted by Charlotte Poetryizme Langston on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Women's Survival Stories 

What happened:

I dated her for two years. In the beginning, it was like any other relationship…fun, romantic, exciting…but about 4 months in, things changed. She said we were “losing the mystery” which really meant she was learning things about me that she didn’t like or approve of. Soon, it became more specific — my clothes were silly, my hobbies stupid, my hair not flattering. She dated other people, claiming we never agreed to be committed, but when I showed interest in someone ...


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David's Story

Posted by Charlotte Poetryizme Langston on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Men's Survival Story 

What happened:

I was a single dad with children and remarried. What an idiot I was. I should have spotted the warning signs. Whenever anything went wrong, she’d blame me. Anyway, it turned into a living nighmare within a year of being married. She took every opportunity to belittle me. When in a temper, she often hit me but never on the face. I thought I deserved it because I was withdrawn and a bad husband – that’s what she kept saying. She forced me to have sex to become a good husband...


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Alex's Story

Posted by Charlotte Poetryizme Langston on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Men's Survival Story 

What happened

My partner has been physically and emotionally abusing me for about twelve months. It’s started with pushing and shoving and taking my keys when I wanted to leave. He was very insecure about past relationships and jealous of people he thought were a threat. We would have evenings where he’d been drinking and start accusing me of being a ‘whore’ amongst other names. It would go on for hours until he would fall asleep. The next day it was always the same, he was sorry and h...


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