You’re not alone!
When you are in the middle of a domestic violence relationship, you feel like you are the only one! Not true.
Reach Out Speak Out is dedicated to ending the silence and stigma around being an abused person. Most every city has resources for battered women and shelters to make sure you are safe. If you find yourself in such a situation, reach out! If you are not safe, call 911 and the police will help you get to safety. If you connect with others in similar situations, it will help you find the strength to become a survivor.
In reading, I have found a site where you can read stories of others in DV situations. When you have a moment or need inspiration check out http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/domestic_violence_stories.html. This webpage has numerous resources and lots of stories about others going through DV too.
One of my favorite mantras on domestic violence is that “you will never be a survivor as long as you remain a victim”.