I am a survivor of domestic violence. I was married to a man for 17 years who abused me in every possible way. I have been through counseling along with my son, and I can state the above quote, “I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” I have been away from him for almost six years now but to do so, I had to move 1500 miles away from my home to find peace, happiness, and safety for my son and me. I do not regret any of the trials I had to overcome; they just made me a better person, a better mother, a better friend, a better colleague, a better student, and most importantly, a better human being.
I wanted to share some information with you because, in my experience, there is a stigma in that when someone hears the word “abuse” immediately physical abuse comes to mind. That happened to me as well, but I would rather have been beaten up any day of the week than to deal with the emotional abuse. I now suffered from PTSD and GAD.
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