Don’t settle for less than you deserve.
We met at work. In the beginning, they were very supportive, charming, it felt too good to be true. They acted very invested in the relationship from the beginning, which played a big part in me taking the relationship serious as well.
They at first did not approve of my roommates at the time, of certain friends, and they would seek out other women’s attention in retaliation of any male attention I would receive. This is when things began to take a turn for the worst. I felt like if I did receive any attention I would ultimately “pay” for it by being lied to or even cheated on. It played a key role in causing me to withdraw from social relationships in general.
Today, I feel tainted, like it is hard to trust because of everything. I feel like because of this relationship I pushed everyone away. In order to heal, I am trying to rebuild my life and find myself again. I want to get back to who I used to be, if possible, and my past hobbies, hopefully pursuing new hobbies as well.
To anyone experiencing abuse… Trust your gut instinct, don’t settle for less than you deserve, you DO deserve to be treated with respect no matter if you have done wrong. There is no excuse for someone to be treated like shit.