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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I'm a survivor. I lived in Central Oregon when this happened. While the advice of going to a shelter is valuable, people should realize that in the rural part of the state shelters are not always an option. I was fortunate enough to have friends who let me sleep on their couch for six months until I saved up enough money for an apartment of my own.
For those who may not realize how long the effects of domestic violence last, this happened 25 years ago and I still today cannot have someone put their hands on me without freaking out. I take medication and have undergone cognitive behavior therapy but my ability to form close relationships is limited because I am scared of people.
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