Survivor Stories

So Scared…

So scared… I am still in my situation because he is a police officer, and no one in power will help me.  He has threatened to leave me with nothing, and do the unthinkable to me.

I met someone who told me to write how I feel, and that I can stay anonymous, since I am still not brave enough to stand up.  Why is it that officers, attorneys and other court officials, don’t care to listen to abused women???!!! Don’t we matter?  They treat us like we are dirt, like we are nothing.  That is how I have felt for the entire time my husband has been abusing me.  He has told me and made me feel ugly.  It makes him feel more powerful, to degrade me and push me down every single day… both physically and emotionally.

When will our lives matter too!

Thank you.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the Groundwork 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline at (815) 729-1228.