Thursday, September 11, 2014

Why I Stayed


It didn’t happen overnight. He was subtle and patient. 

By the time I realized what was happening, I felt trapped. 

I didn’t think I had a choice. 

I was scared to leave. 

I was embarrassed. 

I thought I was alone. 

I didn’t think it could happen to me. 

He never hit me so I didn’t think it was really abuse. 

I believed his lies. 

I thought it was my fault. 

I was ashamed. 

I thought I was ruined. 

I thought I should stay with him because I had sex with him. 


My fear of staying finally outweighed my fear of leaving.

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