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Fitness blogger inspires with heartbreaking video about domestic violence

I thought long and hard before posting this video, this is very difficult for me but I have to do what is RIGHT, if you...

Posted by Emma Murphy on Monday, July 6, 2015
DUBLIN, IRELAND -

"Even once is unacceptable." 

That's what one Dublin woman repeated over and over in a heartbreaking testimony of her experiences with domestic violence. 

Emma Murphy, a fitness blogger, mother, and domestic violence survivor posted a chilling video to Facebook. 

Murphy, who bravely reveals a black eye, tells the gut-wrenching story of her struggles with an abusive husband who she claims mentally and physically tortured her.

"He called me crazy, nuts, pointed out all of my insecurities," said Murphy in the video. "But then I realized, it wasn't me. It isn't right to raise a hand to a woman." 

Murphy choked back tears, saying she thought long and hard about posting the vulnerable video. She ultimately decided to challenge other women who may be in the same situation to stand up for themselves. 

"If there are any women who feel that they are in that kind of relationship, you have to walk away," said Murphy. "I hope I've raised awareness to some women." 

Watch the entire video here. 

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