What It’s Like To Be In An Abusive Relationship

Thought Catalog

I’ve never really spoken to many people about what happened to me four years ago. I kept it quiet as I was ashamed what I had lead myself into. I felt scared that people would judge me or tell me that I had deserved what I went through. Even now I hate talking about it to my close friends and so it’s not often that we open that chapter and talk about it.

Recently I read a thought provoking article about abusive relationships and it made me realise that by keeping my past hidden away isn’t only affecting me, it is also preventing me help those who are victims of domestic violence. Despite the efforts my friends and family made to pull me away from the man that i thought loved me – I chose not to listen. However maybe if I had read this moving article back then, I might have woken up to see the…

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