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Love Shouldn't Hurt


Guest Book

jessica said on May 9, 2016 6:50 PM

I recently became the victim of DV this morning I found this webpage and it has given me hope for a brighter future. Thank you!

Cry baby said on Nov 23, 2015 11:00 PM

I identify with everyone, it feels like a safe place. I started my life being abandoned in violence. Somehow my world has come full circle. I'm 58 now and am trying to get sop port from my soon to be ex. I fell in love at first sight at the age of 13. We had been together 44 years until one day I had had enough. We together had 4 million dollars and now I'm on food stamps and the money just disappeared. No one will help me as he has turned even my closest friends and neighbors against me. Then he put a restraining order against me, hmm. I thought after fighting back it would stop but the narcissistic control freak just got worse. I have recently found out there is a home monitoring system he had installed. To make matters worse he's been stalking me in the night with night vision toys. I have even been tasered in my home! The stories I'd like to tell is really a saga. The reason I've posted is because I read a story here of someone else getting herpesvirus from their man. That's also me! I'm glad I found this board, I feel like there's hope that I'm really not alone I also have some good answers if I could help anyone my life would have a positive meaning again.

Jamie Barnes said on Mar 31, 2015 8:31 AM

Hello! It was so nice speaking with you today! Please continue to be a blessing to those who don't feel like they have a voice. You are truly a blessing!! Take care and stay strong!

liz Marcano said on Mar 8, 2015 1:03 PM

I'm domestic violence victim but took it for 13 years of abuse and now been in relationships after but can't seem to break the cycle so I stay single and alone cause don't want it don't need or can take any more my own personal experiences Watching my mom and then becoming a victim was over whelming I have tried counseling and find myself deeply depressed and unhappy trying to seek happiness is just so hard all i can say is no woman she take abuse but when you get away the nightmare ends but the pain last forever can anyone help me get some answers to how when will I be happy again ty

Nikki Gradin said on Jan 16, 2015 10:20 PM

I am a victim of domestic violence plus my best friend was also a victim. We have found peace with what happened to us even though it was not severe by helping each other. I am glad to see someone standing to help the victims! God Bless to all! Find your strength within and never be afraid to ask for help and guidance.

Rhondean Mitchell-Gripper said on Nov 1, 2014 10:02 PM

i am a survivor of domestic Violence but the abuse still follow to still day i went to the doctor and find out he give me herp c and its destroy my world right now. and i never got no support from any one i am stiil let that abuse effect my life and i need help and support from people that no what i am going through instead of judging me please help thank you

Amie Haley said on Oct 8, 2014 8:40 AM

I to am a survivor!

Caprice Wilson said on Sep 24, 2014 6:30 AM

I'm so glad that I found your website. I loved hearing about your success in pulling through, and not losing your life to Domestic Violence. I Lost my Mother five years ago tomorrow to Domestic Violence. He ex boyfriend refused to let her go, and shot her twice, then turned the gun on himself. He was unsuccessful in his suicide and had to face a judge and her family. I will be in prison for the next 33 years. Hopefully he never makes it out.

Sharon. emmons said on Sep 7, 2014 1:49 AM

Hi. I found out the domestic awareness. event i told you about will be October. 30Th 2014. I dont know the time yet.but it will be posted.the person hosting/coordinater is shellie wedge and her mom mynda poff.they are my friends here on may contact them or more will be held outside at perkins restaurant. In parking lot in honor of treva dawn palmer- benton(nee wedge) where her estranged. Husband randy benton shot and killed her.ould love for you to share your story with us and how you survived.and how or women to do the same.i suggested to shellie to invite someone from medical field especially from an er to come and listen and ask/answer questions. Someone may how would i approach these medical folks?

Karen Roi said on Aug 19, 2014 1:50 AM

I would like to speak with you regarding an opportunity to get your word out about domestic violence. Please email me at [email protected]

Sandra Watson said on Mar 28, 2014 8:52 PM

As a member of Psycopathfree, I believe more information needs to reach the public about cluster B personality disorders and the damage that these disordered people can do to unwitting victims. 2-4% of the population are within the scale of this disorder and can be found at work, casual aquaintances, in your family and especially in online dating sites. More needs to be done to alert the public to the devastation and emotional and physical abuse that can result from dealing with those with this disorder.

Michele Sanders said on Nov 15, 2013 12:40 PM

I too am a survivor of domestic violence. You are an inspiration to all. I hope to help others myself in some way. I don't think God would have brought me through it if he didn't intend to use me.

Melissa Holmes said on Oct 11, 2013 9:21 AM

Hello everyone!!! good day or evening to you all. I am leaving this message for the operator of this site. i would love to have the opportunity to have a conversation with you concerning the site and some mutual interests we collectively have in Domestic Violence and its survivors. I am currently beginning a project for an internet radio show on this topic, and I feel we ALL have some vested interest in the EXACT same goals on this topic, which affects SO MANY people across the world and would like the opportunity to discuss a possible collaboration. I have left my email as a point of contact for myself and greatly anticipate having a dialog with the operators of this site. I am VERY PASSIONATE about this topic as I am a survivor myself personally. Collectively, i feel we can bring our resources together to reach out to the masses of victims and survivors and help to put a STOP TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE !!!!

Melissa said on Sep 13, 2013 2:10 PM

Therese, You have been and always are a survivor! Your strength amazes me everyday. Times when I am down, or just need to think, I visit this site. look at the video and realize that my faith will help me get thru anything. I miss you so much and am so lucky to call you my friend. I love you!

Darlene Smith said on Jul 14, 2013 6:56 PM

I love this site I am a survivor as well and I hope everyone sees your site it is wonderful. I just keep praying for the ones still in it; especially my daughter so young too hurt so much. God Bless

Larry the cable guy said on May 17, 2013 7:03 PM

It was very nice to meet you and your mother the other day. Your story is horrifying and inspirational at the same time. Talk about a survivor! Thanks for sharing your story with me. You will both be in my prayers.

Joy said on Feb 12, 2013 2:25 AM

so very glad that your blog is back online...its a wonderful testimony of survival:)..

Jennifer said on Jan 30, 2013 3:29 AM

I got out. So many haven't and won't. Thank you so much for all that you do to help. It does matter. Women out there, YOU matter.

Sharon Ward-Keeble said on Dec 17, 2012 11:41 PM

Hi, Therese! I write for a UK_based women's magazine group and would love to talk to you about your incredible story! My email is [email protected] and my phone is Florida 352 227 4790. Thanks so much!

Michelle said on Aug 14, 2012 9:07 PM

What a moving story. I too am a survivor of domestic violence. I am the Marketing Manager for the National Domestic Violence Registry, and it would be a pleasure if you would review the site at, and also our facebook page to help up promote this as much as possible. My offender is on the registry, and I strongly believe that it can be a very helpful resource for anyone. God Bless!

Linda Makel said on Jul 17, 2012 1:04 AM

The National Examiner, a woman's magazine based in Florida, would like to publish your story. Please contact me so that we can arrange. Thanks! Linda

kim carillo said on Mar 6, 2012 8:31 PM

Dear Theresa, I work for a British woman's weekly magazine and would like to contact you in regard to a feature on domestic violence. Please do get in touch so that I can explain further. Thanks so much. Sincerely, KIM

Brenda said on Mar 4, 2012 4:12 AM

Love this. Your story is inspirational and you are a very strong woman to have survived what you did.

gwen roe said on Feb 27, 2012 7:25 AM

therese, the comments on my daddys fb account was not from me;i have too much respect for my daddy and would never disgrace him in anyway. this will be the last email you get from me...time to let go and move on...which is what i have done. gwen

Susan Cook said on Feb 21, 2012 6:10 AM

I love you like as sister. you are always there fore me as I need you. you always help me and answer my questions. I am very thankful that you are survivor! I believe that your website would reach every woman and teens. God bless you. I love you and give you lots and lots of hugs!!!!

Leslie Dickerson said on Feb 10, 2012 6:07 AM

You are my childhood friend, you were my favorite playmate as a child my confidant as a teenager and held my hand at times when life was hard. You were like another sister. And for so many years when you saw one of us you saw the other. When you met him you seemed so happy. My heart sang for you to know that you were happy. Even though in my heart I thought something wasn"t quite right I put my thoughts aside because even though I love you so circumstances had taken us down different paths and we weren't as close as before so I kept my mouth shut. I love you and I'm sorry. I feel that I failed you by silence.But I just wanted to keep you and not lose you because I sounded like a hater. By holding my tongue I almost lost you for good. I love you my oldest and dearest friend and I am so glad you are still here to laugh with me.

Will said on Jan 5, 2012 9:54 PM

Love you Therese. Always hang in there and keep fighting.

Teri said on Dec 2, 2011 9:15 AM

Hang in there dear lady. We survivors have to stick together, even from far distances. You have part of my family with you, so that is a big blessing. We now share a beautiful little granddaughter. When things get tough, look at the little girl, kiss her and know that we are here for you. Hugs to you

Silent Tears DV Foundation said on Oct 9, 2011 10:34 PM

You are an inspiration! GOD BLESS YOU! I stand beside you! Together we can make a difference!

veronica bowyer said on Sep 15, 2011 11:47 PM

hello aunt therese i love you like a real aunt and u have been worderful to my mom every since u met her i knw you love her like a sister and i am sorry about what happen to you i knw that upset ur kids and now that u have a grandbaby in your life just keep living ur life and never stop just because you got shout between your eyes keep going never stop keep making these videos and website dont worry about what other people say or think about your life just avoid what other people...people will look at your videos and websites i love you P.S. LOVE VERONICA BOWYER

Cindy Polk said on Aug 21, 2011 7:45 PM

Therese, I have been in an abusive relationship myself. I thought I had it bad but after your story I am quite lucky. I admire your strength and desire to help others. I still strugle with the emotional effects I'm left with. But God is on my side and yours too. You are a wonderful person. Many admire you!!!!!!!!! Keep on keeping on girl. You will make it. Love ya!!

DeWayne Johnson said on Aug 18, 2011 10:14 PM

Your story really touched me, as a male growing up in a household with physical,mental, and emotional abuse at a youg age I prayed it would effect me. I found myself in and relationship with a woman that displayed all of them. Abuse affects so many different people in so many different ways. Glad to see there are people like you standing up and using this as a voice to be heard.

joyce smith said on Aug 18, 2011 9:26 PM

ur wonderful spirit remains, that i am most thankful for. ur a angel left to deliver a message, and through this, you are. love you and ur courage and strength awes us all. love you....

Dianne said on Jul 16, 2011 10:26 AM

I always have known you to be a special, loving, open person. Now after so many years, being re-connected, your story of healing and struggles getting stronger are a testimony to a person with an amazing bloodline. Your father used to tell me everything that happened to me was for a reason. (I usually argued with him about that-lol) but you are making a difference one day at a time in people's lives.

Joy said on Jun 28, 2011 4:26 PM

Dear dear Therese, you are a brave, loving, kind, inspirational, beautiful, one of a kind person. .Don't let anyone ever try to rob you of who you are by their unkind words.. I love you for all you have done and do for others and for me.. You are a light in darkness .. thank you for illuminating my way . thank you for drying my tears.. thank you for always being you

Phyllis Devers said on Jun 28, 2011 0:40 AM

I finally found your web site after you posted on my Facebook Page - Domestic Violence Awareness - Speaking Out For Abused Women - By God's Grace. I have read most of the material on your site and would like to share your site on my page. May God continue to heal you and use your life to His glory. Sincerely, Phyllis Devers

Chris Keith said on Jun 17, 2011 8:58 AM

Thanks for the awesome site. You are a great example of strength. Keep up the great work.

Lori Waskiewicz said on Jun 12, 2011 7:27 PM

Daniel Barham said on Jun 12, 2011 8:11 AM

Therese, I'm so glad you have done this site after going through what you have been through yourself. I'm glad you're still with us and I'm glad I was able to steer your soul away from that bad situation, even if it was to a small degree. Keep living, loving and sharing. Love Daniel​

Laura Church said on Jun 11, 2011 0:14 AM

I hope the information found here will help others who are in trouble. Thanks for sharing this information.

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