"My story starts with my high school sweetheart, we had drifted apart because we just lead different lives. I was in a low place in my life when we started talking again. At first he was kind and loving, but that didn't last long. He was manipulative, he had me wrapped around his finger and from there things slowly got worse. He threatened to hurt my friends and family if I didn't do as he asked, and I believe he really would have too. To save my family, I left everyone and everything behind to move away with him. He took EVERYTHING from me, Isolated me from the rest of the world, and he made me feel like nothing. He put me in horrible positions, which lead to many bruises, a fractured leg, a concussion, and at one point almost losing my life. My abuser lost his temper and came after me, throwing me across the room and started to strangle me. I was lucky someone walked into the room, that is what saved my life. I was able to get a message to my family, who then got me a bus ticket to come home. Early in the morning I was tip-toeing around trying to pack all of my stuff when he woke up. I was luckily able to text my sister before he attacked me, and within a few minutes there was a police officer at the door ready to escort me to the bus station. I made it home to my loving family, and I am now living a happy life.
Please Don't Stay Silent.... You're Not Alone. "