healing the effects of an abusive relationship

Years ago I found myself in a marriage that was anything but harmonious and loving. The mental abuse had started when my husband and I were dating. Comments about my clothing led to hurtful comments about me.

I wore what every other young girl was wearing at the time, but I adjusted what I wore to suit him. During this time, my husband became angry when I talked to other guys, so I kept to myself at social events and at everyday activities.

Looking back, I believe we felt mainly a physical attraction for one another. He was popular and handsome, and I dropped out of college to start a life with him. After we married, the physical abuse began almost right away. To make matters worse, we moved to a town located several hundred miles from my family, which kept me isolated.

October 22, 2007

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