Five Brave Personal Stories About Domestic Abuse

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These powerful TED talks show all of us that when it comes to domestic violence, there is hope. Change and prevention can happen. Survivors can learn to thrive.

 

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Leslie Morgan Steiner thought that she’d found true love in her early 20s. Instead, she found herself married to a man who repeatedly pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her.

In today’s brave talk, given at TEDxRainier, Steiner tells the story of how she — a Harvard-educated magazine editor turned businesswoman — fell into an abusive relationship. She seeks to answer the question people always ask about women who are being abused: Why does she stay?

Steiner calls the phenomenon “crazy love.” Like many other women and men experience each year, her relationship started with adoration, moved on to isolation, and culminated in extreme manipulation — and violence.

“As it turns out, I’m a very typical domestic abuse victim … Domestic violence happens to everyone. All races, all religions, all income and education levels,” says Steiner. “Why did I stay? The answer is easy…

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3 thoughts on “Five Brave Personal Stories About Domestic Abuse

  1. bentpeople says:

    I’m shocked and numb. That is one amazing woman!

  2. Reblogged this on A VOICE FOR HOPE and commented:

    There is hope, as these powerful TED talks show.

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This astonishes and frightens me, and the soap I hope never ends. I cannot believe it, the motels say “We didn’t know what to do”. I guess if they called the police & they came & questioned the party, they wouldn’t use that motel any more and would go elsewhere so, I don’t know. I just do not know. 20 men. None of them were men.

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