In this one-of-a-kind book, I will help you understand the cycle of violence and the altered thought process of the abuser. I will provide resources for you to start navigating your way out of the abusive relationship. I will help you understand why you have thoughts of going back even though you know you should leave. You will start to understand your feelings, and very soon you will find new hope in your future… You will move from fear to empowerment!

– Christy Mayfield –

Welcome to DV Bleeding Heart

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
― Maria Robinson.

“I realized I did not want to feel the way he made me feel until the day I take my last breath “

– Christy Mayfield –

Listen to part of a 911 Domestic Violence Call

The total length of the 911 call was 1 hour. Listen to 4 minutes of excerpts to know how many people are working together to HELP YOU!

How do you miss something that never really existed?


How do you give your heart to something that isn’t even real? Loving someone, then finding out none of it was real.  None of it, as you knew in your heart, ever existed.  Like you were only having a dream.  That’s what it was… my dream, obscured by violence and abuse. I didn’t love the way he treated me. In fact, I hated it.

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Content policy

The purpose of this site is to empower and inspire one another through the recognition of the abuse we or a loved one is experiencing and provide the support


Resources by state

Find below a list of resources for anyone that has undergone abuse or that would like to get more information on dealing with domestic violence


Member Support Forum

Find out more information on how you can help a friend or family member that is being abused. Also find links to more publications and websites with more information



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