She was constantly on guard for several months, but one day she finally relaxed her guard. I even made the appointment, even though I had no intention of going through with it.
My mother worried started sharring information about this sort of thing.
True love is something to aspire to, not to automatically have.
I had once told him I was claustrophobic and hated having things over my face.
Because opening up that pain is terrifying.
He kept trivial things.
It gives you the physical sensations you feel while falling in love, such as sweaty palms or a racing heart.
Somehow I believed that if this was the reason for his behavior it was more tolerable than him acting intentionally malicious.
It is human that you continue to feel for this person.
I sit here reading this article and all of these replies today with tears running down my face.
I spend my days alone with a toddler and they fly by way too fast.
Exhaustion is my constant companion.
In time, they will move on to the next person who falls for their bullshit.
He is now getting remarried to a co-dependent version of me which is also most strange.
Together for 8yrs.
I am in therapy and healing, although it has been a gradual process.
He switches tactics from emotional to physical to financial abuse to trap me.
He got kicked out of my parents house for disrespecting both of them.