As women who may be struggling with recovery, it’s important that we connect on these issues, and reassure each other that we’re not alone.
When we met, the abuser in you must have been able to see my vulnerability and deep need for love a mile off. I was desperate for love, for attention, and for someone to tell me they thought I was beautiful.
It was a late night in August when for the first time, our fight became physical. The whole event took about two hours but felt like two years. Sometimes I will relive it in my head.