Survivor Stories

Hermosa Mariposa Breaks Free

Hermosa Mariposa Breaks Free

As told by "Hermosa Mariposa" and written by Lauren Rose  When I first met my soon-to-be husband, he seemed to be very loving and caring, and everything I ever wanted in a husband, but looking back, now I see that “care” was the beginning of control. He told me that I...

Meet Brooke, Part 1: Coming to the Light

Meet Brooke, Part 1: Coming to the Light

Written by: Brooke My story begins with a deep, unexplainable desire to be loved. After spending two years in an emotionally abusive dating relationship with a man I was engaged to and living with, I decided I did not want to spend the rest of my life with this person...

Meet Melody

Meet Melody

This year I celebrated my 40th birthday full of joy and gratitude! The day marked a milestone for me in reaching goals that seemed unattainable not so long ago. I am a survivor of domestic abuse; yet, through the love and support of many people, including Called to...

Meet Carly

Meet Carly

Carly tried everything! She apologized for being an unsubmissive wife and sought to make herself available for all of his needs. She cooked and cleaned and did her best to fulfill every one of Frank’s demands. But he always needed more!