Below is the story of a female survivor who left an abusive relationship after realizing that verbal abuse can slice just as deeply as the physical does.
She bravely — and beautifully — shared it with Elite Daily.
It occurs within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and economic levels.
"I didn't mean it." "If you didn't mean it, you wouldn't have done it.When I was younger, I watched my mother get slammed into a chainlink fence by her ex-husband as we were walking home on Gun Hill Road.I clutched the door handle of a car door nearby, absolutely helpless in my innocence. No." I smiled letting him no I wan't afraid of him anymore. "I won't let me, either." There was a long pause. I'm sorry." I tried turning away but he grabbed my hands and I didn't try to pull free. Probably, I answered in my head, and I'll hate myself for it. I used to think of myself as 'lucky' for having a boyfriend like him. I have a hot boyfriend that just violently touched me for the first time ever in 3 years of dating. We've been together for so long and it's never happened before, so it probably won't ever happen again. I know Will, and ' Abusive Boyfriend' is NOT his title.