A year ago today I had my first day of freedom after the worst relationship of my life. Unless you’ve been in the kind of relationship where you are made to feel like a caged animal, constantly in fear of your capture, not knowing what will set off their fit of rage next, walking on egg shells because you’ve only just recovered from the last episode, then you won’t understand the level of ecstasy from the freedom found.
Unless you’ve lived in your own home, only the demon isn’t under the bed or in the cupboard, he’s the man who climbs into bed with you at 4am after drinking a full bottle of whisky, and in an alcoholic state, starts swinging punches, until your house is trashed and beaten, and so is your heart body and soul.
Domestic abuse happens everywhere, daily. Even the most cheerful of people could be trapped without an escape, if you think something isn’t right, ask your friend/family member, or even a stranger could be crying out for help.
I was so lucky that when I came back to Sheffield, my family and my old friends were still here for me, and I made new ones from the crap situation... no idea where I’d have been now if not for the phenomenal people in my life💋 thank you all so much, you all are the greatest people I could’ve asked for. #domesticabuse #domesticvoilence #thisisabuse #relationship #toxicrelationship #freedom #independantwoman #strength #powerful #power #control #help #reachout #abusiverelationship