Categories Survivor Stories

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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DV (Life – Share Your Story) | Part 2

Then I remember. The pain starts rushing back in. The pain of rejection. The pain of sadness. The pain of being alone. The pain of reality. Why won’t everyone understand? They tell me everything will be alright?? NO! It won’t be alright! They say
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