Why I Stayed

This brought me to my knees. This is brave . It’s a must read.


I just never thought it would happen to me. I always heard about it. But never in my life did I think I would be involved with it.

I have anxiety. I have a low self-esteem. I’m a helper. I’m a giver (often times too much). I’m a fighter. And I love very, very hard. I was the perfect candidate for this. I was the victim of a domestic violence relationship.

I fell in love with an absolute monster. A manipulative, controlling, beautifully terrifying monster.

It’s so easy for people to say, “If that were me, I would leave in a heartbeat.” or… “I wish a guy would try to put his hands on me.” and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t one of those people before.

But let’s clear this up right here. Until you’re actually in it, you have absolutely no idea whatsoever. Abusers are manipulative…

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15 thoughts on “Why I Stayed

    1. Join our group. I planned to link you tomorrow & invite you but I felt like hugging you. You will find a loving community & a great link up . We are All survivors. We care about you. Please consider submitting to OTV . We’d love to amplify your voice. My sincerest , warmest wishes to you .

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