I tried to break things off and he broke into my apartment…

I tried to break things off and he broke into my apartment…

I met him through a friend of a friend. Our relationship was normal. After a few years, I faced emotional abuse and was isolated from friends. I wasn’t allowed to even have friends over for a birthday. Then, finally after I found out he was cheating on me after 5 years, I tried to break things off and he broke into my apartment. I ripped me out of the shower and grabbed my phone. We fought over it. He pushed my upper body into the washer and wrestled me into the bedroom. Then he threw my phone against the wall and straddled me. And that’s when he started hitting me. My neighbors heard me screaming so they came over and he left. I said everything was fine because I was naked. Then I went to a friends so she could do my makeup and I went to work cause I felt safe there, and then my boss called the cops for me.

During it all, I felt stupid that I didn’t see the signs. I had trust issues for a while. But after a while of healing I came to terms with it. Today, I feel stronger than ever. Realizing that only I should control my life not a guy. And I had a great family to support me and make me realize it wasn’t my fault. That I could leave this situation and work on getting myself stronger. He also left the state and hasn’t come back.

To anyone experiencing abuse… Listen to friends and family. Let them be there for you and don’t push them away. Don’t ever think it’s your fault. You don’t deserve to be treated like this. There is someone who will truly love you and wouldn’t hurt you.


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