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Brooklyn- Her Story of Domestic Violence

It doesn’t matter your age, your faith, or your status….abuse can happen to anyone.

Center For Survivors of Rape, Domestic Violence, Abuse, and Assault

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My name is Brooklyn, and I am a survivor of domestic violence.

In May of 2013 I befriended a guy I met via social media. He had mutual friends with me, so I accepted his request. I’m a Christian, and thus I posted Christian pictures and statuses. On one, another girl had started fighting with me about my beliefs. Two people defended me, he was one of them.

Afterwards, I messaged them both thanking them. My now ex replied “no problem.” That was the end of the conversation. Later that evening, he messaged me again to talk some more. He wanted to get to know me, so we exchanged phone numbers. For two months, he tried to date me. I wasn’t interested, but finally in July I agreed to go on a date with him.

He took me for Chinese, and we talked for 2 hours. He wanted to be…

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