Domestic Abuse Victim Shares the Sickening Texts She Was Sent by Her Controlling Husband

This reminds me of what I went through. I remember when I needed to get away from my ex-husband, so went for a walk and ended up at a shopping mall. He had called a few times, but I ignored him. Shortly after I sat on a bench, there he was! How the hell did he find me?

Another time it happened, I turned my phone off for peace. He didn’t turn up.

Then I had a thought…

One day, I watched him drive off to work, and immediately called our mobile/cell phone provider to find out if what I was thinking was true. Well, well, well. My hunch was right. He had activated a tracker on my phone – something the provider had introduced in case parents wanted to find out where their child/children were, should they believe they were in danger.

From the article:

In one batch of texts, krissykross revealed he sent seven consecutive messages over a short space of time demanding to know where she was, where she went for lunch and who she was with – before telling her to call him.

In another abusive exchange, Adam reveals how he set traps to see if his girlfriend had come home – and berated her for going out “in secret”.

Then there was the deaths of my kittens

Rupert, Stewart and Jacob

Oxanna and Phoenix

From the article:

While another harrowing text exchange sees the boyfriend say: “Take a picture holding 3 fingers and send it to me now. Do it where I can tell its your moms house. You have 5 mins.”

Krissykross revealed she finally decided to leave her ex-husband when he hurt her dog and kitten.

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South Carolina Lawmakers Restore Funds for Domestic Violence Victims

“If the funds go away, I feel that the abuse is going to increase,” said Doug Warner, who lost his daughter to domestic violence and is the founder of a non-profit in Charleston that is dedicated to assisting victims and their families.

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How to Discover if Your Partner Has a Violent Past

Clare’s Law allows men and women to find out if there is a history of violence with their partners. The legislation came into effect in 2014.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) was nicknamed ‘Clare’s law’ after Clare Wood, who was strangled and set on fire by her ex-boyfriend in Salford, Greater Manchester, in 2009.

Grimsby Telegraph

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Why Emotional Abuse and Forced Sleep Deprivation Are Effective Tools to Gain Compliance: Part 2

My abuser noted early on that when I have been asleep for short periods of time – generally 30 to 45 minutes, or so – and I am awakened abruptly, my brain does not like return to a fully alert state. I would be in a daze and confused, and although able to function in a basic manner, I would be pretty much incoherent. It did not take him long to turn this into a method of abuse.

Amy, Picking Up the Pieces

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Why Emotional Abuse and Forced Sleep Deprivation Are Effective Tools to Gain Compliance: Part 1

…a tool used by abusers against their victims that few recognise as abusive is forced sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation is actually a hybrid of emotional and physical abuse, because not only are there profound emotional effects on the victim when sleep deprivation is used, there are also dangerous physical effects as well.

Amy, Picking Up the Pieces

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