Survivor Stories

Creating My New Normal

What is normal?! I only know that my “new normal” is not being hit and punched and sworn at, everyday by my husband, who thought it is his right to do so. I know my “new normal” is not having a daily bloody nose due to being punched in the face. It has taken a long, long time to get this “new normal” because it has taken me years to escape from my abuser, due to his influence and power.

I am often afraid of what he will do next, even though I am no longer with him, because as he told me, he would see me dead first or take everything I have including our three children. I have heard from other survivors, that that is the threat they have faced as well.

When will we all, as survivors, have peace? I am afraid for those still in their abusive situation, especially now during this pandemic.

No one has the right.