Categories Survivor Stories

Mental Slavery …

I write my story in the hope that it sends out a message across all Asian communities that daughter in-laws should be treated with the utmost love and respect. Where this may not be the case, and women suffer in silence I hope my story gives you the
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Emotional Abuse: A Man’s Account – Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I took the next bus I could and travelled a whole day across the border to the neighbouring country to grant her a talaq. Her parents were there, along with other witnesses. Once again, I was too numb to care. The slander con
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Emotional Abuse: A Man’s Account – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Prior to getting married, I had informed her that I suffered from depression as a teenager and that I was diagnosed with an emotional disorder, but for years did not experience anything. In other words, it was probably a wron
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Emotional Abuse: A Man’s Account

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I wanted to make a video, but I couldn’t. Even now that it’s all over, the very thought that my ex might watch it fills me with fear; fear for not only myself, but my family. So, instead, I decided to write this anonymous
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The Scarless Torture – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2   Any grain of love and trust and hope that I had for him and our marriage broke at that moment.   That moment was when I began to suffer from what I was diagnosed with later as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. That moment
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The Scarless Torture

Part 1 | Part 2   I don’t even know where to start.   I left everything for him. My home, my job, my family, my friends, everything I had ever known to move to a strange city hundreds of miles from everything that made me…me.   Soo
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The Despicable Abuse – Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 3 I picked up the pieces of the situation and dealt with it as best as I could. My left arm was badly bruised and swollen, a reminder of what had happened. The worse thing was, this was the first time I had ever been
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The Despicable Abuse – Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 2 The day I went into labour, we were hardly on speaking terms. My husband had managed to distance himself from me and my family due to arguments and as I was stuck in the middle, I felt psychologically pulled and tu
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The Despicable Abuse

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 I don’t know how to tell my story as I truly don’t know how to start, but I will try my best to give my account from what I can remember, because when you find yourself a survivor of domestic abuse, eighteen years
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He Abused My Trust

I was new to Islam, I did not know how to pray, let alone having a wali and meetings etc, so when he asked me to marry him I was so happy, after all coming from a unislamic background I was so happy that I had found someone who wanted to marry me and
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