Welcome to Surviving Domestic Violence

Here you can learn about my story. I hope to inspire others to become survivors. My site will contain all the information and tools you need to get help for you, your children, family and friends. Feel free to explore and email me with any questions, concerns, or you just need to chat. Help is readily available without fear of judgment.


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Latest from the Blog

Shout Out!

I just want to give a shoutout to those who were raised or living with a raging, violent, abusive, alcoholic and/or drug addict! We have suffered through so much abuse by them, both mental and physical. For me, the physical abuse was the easiest. The bruises go away, the broken bones heal, and you’re still … Continue reading Shout Out!

The Day I Left

The day came that I finally left him. It was a joyous day! It was in January 2010, 11 years ago. I woke up one morning and it finally hit me. I am talking care of myself and doing everything on my own. I was paying the rent and all bills, taking care of his … Continue reading The Day I Left

What I’ve learned…

I’m 47 and I’ve learned several things about myself. I used to be meek and put up with so much shit it was unreal. I’ve been beaten severely, but wasn’t broken. I found my power, my strength, and an insatiable need to survive. But not just survive, but to be happy, successful, independent, and take … Continue reading What I’ve learned…

PTSD & Gaslighting

Living with PTSD is an absolute nightmare. It is not just the constant worry, the constant looking over your shoulder, the lack of sleep, and the severe anxiety. For me, the worst part of PTSD and living in with an abuser was the constant having to prove myself and explain literally everything I was doing. … Continue reading PTSD & Gaslighting


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