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Thanks Dad – I am free to be me! (Life – Share Your Story)

I met him when I was 16 and he was 32; a prominent man in the community. He had a good job, was politically active and so on. He promised the moon and stars and soon after we got married (it was a catholic wedding), the controlling started right away
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Holding On (Survivor Story) | Part 2

I do not know where the anger came from, suddenly I went crazy. I went to get knife to kill myself and my unborn child. The police came and my father got scared, he told my in laws to leave. I used my anger to take action. I did not leave my family h
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Holding On (Survivor Story) | Part 1

Dear sisters, Your recent article on the effect of domestic violence on children touched a raw nerve. I want to break my silence and loyalty to my family and anonymously share with you and others the effects of physical and mental abuse it had on me
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No More Fear (Survivor Story) | Part 2

My cousin who is like my sister had gotten married but I was unable to attend and my family knew something was wrong. I hadn’t been to any family functions or events for the past 2 years so something wasn’t obviously right. I then had our 2nd da
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No More Fear (Survivor Story) | Part 1

I saw a recent post on the Nour website on facebook about a sister who had told her encounter of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband. I shed a tear as I was reading her story and it made me want to share my experiences to. I was very young wh
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Survivor Story (Part 2)

I woke to his efforts as he desperately tried to revive me. I was 18, young, strong and not ready to give in. Every time we would argue, I demanded answers and spoke back to him and this made him angry. I became ‘unruly, disrespectful, and uncontr
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Survivor Story (Part 1)

Assalamu Alaikum (may peace be with you). I am a survivor, and this is my story. I am a British born Muslim woman, a daughter, sister and a mother to a beautiful girl. I was born to a family of 7 children, Alhamdulillah. I was taught from a young a
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