Patient Comments: Domestic Violence - Warning Signs and Symptoms

Question:

What types of domestic abuse did you or a friend experience, and what were the warning signs? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Alwaysinpain, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

I am a victim of IPV (intimate partner violence). I’m currently going through torture due to the court case. He was charged with torture, assault with force, and GBI (great bodily injury). I would still be in that abuse if it had not been for the courage of my daughter. But I’m still being tortured. On Valentines 2020, 128 days ago, he tortured me for 6 hours! He took my daughter from me. I’m not the same person I was! Nobody will understand my pain, and the constant question “why” will never go away.

Comment from: Alissa, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

My ex now, who I thought loved me, took a cord and strangled me with it, shoved me, told me he should have ended me with the night before with the cord, and threatened to cut my legs off and arms. He drinks alcohol from when he wakes up till he passes out. Physical, emotional, and mental abuse. The warning sign to me was when he was threatening to kill me.

Comment from: oceannatiger, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I was on a trip for 6 days with an ex-partner I had known for 11 years when in fact I didn't know him at all. He put a tomahawk through my leg and asked where I wanted to be buried. I had black eyes and bruised face and hand from trying to block his hits as I was in the car at the time. When he went into psychosis his voice and body language would change. It was an extremely terrifying experience. I have just written an article on domestic violence on my webpage.

Comment from: Amathea, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I was in an abusive relationship for three years when I reconciled with my ex-husband. He had not been abusive while we were married, but did have a substance abuse problem, which he was in recovery from, but relapsed with, after we got back together. I was verbally abused, postured, punched, run over with my car (my leg), choked and ultimately kidnapped. The shame and fear I felt kept me from getting away until he was put in prison. Nonjudgmental support is such a key in helping victims.

Comment from: SuperGirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I was slapped on my cheek. I was pushed. I was hit on my leg.

Comment from: marialuz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

When you are kicked, hosed, pushed, hit and spat upon, you never recover and must have the person charged with these crimes. I was kicked, hosed, pushed and hit many times by a high school teacher, who has been reported and has written more perverted letters, and now I am seeing a therapist. Do not delay the therapy for being abused by any person and never allow them thinking it was by accident. It is not!

Comment from: Filly B., 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 02

A lady very close to me was sent back home to the parents, and her 3 little children withheld by her so called husband.

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