Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 8

Read Chapter 7 here   It was a Tuesday, and I was originally driving to work, on two hours of sleep after staying up all night when Mike* threatened to kill himself. I spoke to my Mom on the phone and told her that he’d hit me the week before. I told her I was… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 8

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 7

Read Chapter 6 here   Saturday I knew it was over. I had to leave. Fuck this guy, he’d treated me so poorly for so long. I gave him everything, and he gave nothing back, even when I told him that I was struggling emotionally and needed someone to lean on, he told me that… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 7

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 6

Read Chapter 5 here   So Tina* and I arrived home from the gym. The plan was for the three of us to watch a movie, but as we pulled in, I could hear the stereo. Mike* and loud music never ended well. My gut feeling was right, it was about to go down. When… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 6

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 5

Read Chapter 4 here   Mike* and I were only together for a year after we got engaged. I tried to start wedding planning as soon as I could. I wanted to have my ducks in a row, and a date as far in advance as possible to give friends and family in Canada as… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 5

Domestic Violence

My DV Story Chapter 4

Read Chapter 3 here I moved jobs. This was due to a number of things, my boss was horribly sexist, I could see that I wasn’t being taken seriously, I wasn’t going to progress where I was, and the strain of my site work on my relationship with Mike was terrible. Mike* was still out… Continue reading My DV Story Chapter 4