Stop Saying I’m Strong Because I Left Him

And stop comparing me to other survivors

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Sometimes, I want to record the things people say. They act as the basis of my strength that I didn’t choose to stay.

That’s not a compliment.

If domestic violence was so simple, don’t you think we would have solved it by now? Women don’t enjoy being slapped around, and this…




We all need and deserve a safe place to vent our daily frustrations to get it out of the system. The Venting Machine is the place to do it.

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