You know what…?

I am stronger than I think.

Passionately Me

Granted, it’s been a long time since I’ve been asked, but I absolutely hate when someone would ask me why I stayed with my abuser for so long. It makes me cringe thinking about all the times someone has asked me why I didn’t leave after the first time. The sad truth of the matter is… I can’t answer those questions. I still have no idea how I let a mere man control so much of me. Don’t you think that there is a huge part of me that wishes I had left? Of course there is. I couldn’t. For one reason or another, I couldn’t bear to imagine my life without him. That’s what abusers do, I’ve learned. They make you so dependent on them for everything. Money, love, attention, affection. They are manipulative and quick to learn just what makes you tick. They figure you out better than…

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