Survivor Stories

Choices

To anyone who may care;  I know it was my choice to marry this man, who hits me every day.  There is not a day that goes by that I don’t regret my decision. I thought I was marrying my prince charming…..but I was SO wrong! 

We have only been married 5 months, and I never saw this coming. He was such a caring individual when I met him, or so I thought. He started beating me the day we left on our honeymoon.  I thought it was my fault, because he said so.

My family thinks he is wonderful and that it is all in my head, they don’t want to hear what I have to say of what has happened. It is sad when family members don’t care to listen or help. 

As I am on my own, trying to figure out what I can do, I know he doesn’t think he is doing anything wrong. I asked him to get help and go to counseling with me, and for that comment I made, he hit me even more. I know I am alone in finding my way. 

My self-worth has dropped so much since I got married, and decreases each day, so I know I cannot stay. I don’t want to end up dead. My life, so it Is my choice to make it better.

 

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