To grieve and to grow (Part 9)

This is my story of my marriage to an abuser. This post was written in real time, when my estranged husband gave me an ultimatum back. In an email, in October 2013, he told me he wasn’t going to change, and to take it or leave it. Obviously, I had…

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Going downhill.. (Part 4)

This is my story of my marriage to an abuser. Warning: descriptions of violence and abuse may be triggering. In this chapter is the first time police got involved. For Part 1: Back to the Beginning For Part 2: For Better or Worse.. For Part 3: Moving and More Continued..…

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Moving and More.. New target (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of my story of my marriage to an abuser. Warning: descriptions of violence and abuse may be triggering. For part 1: Back to the Beginning For part 2: For Better or for Worse Continued: Over the month of January, we had some heart-to-heart talks. I told…

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Back to the Beginning (Part 1)

During my first separation in 2010, I began journalling my marriage to an abuser, and then how I left. I am reposting those journal posts — unedited, except to correct grammar and spelling, and without images. These are raw and unfiltered.  They are simply a description of what happened, from…

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