Video recorded for HealthyPlace.com and Verbal Abuse In Relationships Blog
Hi! This is Kellie Jo Holly. I write the Verbal Abuse In Relationships blog over at healthyplace.com.
I’ve been out of my abusive relationship for about two years. It hasn’t been a cake walk, I won’t lie. The beginning was pretty difficult. But here I am, I’m sitting in my own peaceful kitchen surrounded by four cats who caused never-ending heartbreak back at the old place – with the old dude – that I was with.
I get to express my emotions without interference and without being told that I’m wrong for feeling the way I feel. Nobody tries to shut me up. Nobody tells me that my dreams are worthless.
Everybody in my life loves me. Everyone in my life encourages me.
There are no voices in my home that scare me. There are no sounds in this house that worry me.
I don’t jump. I don’t cry (for reasons I don’t understand anyway).
I am at peace.
I don’t have to explain what I do. I can go where I want to go. I am friends with who I want to be friends with and not friends with people I don’t want to be friends with!
I get to parent my children in the way that I see fit.
When I wake up in the morning, there’s no yelling. There is no storming around. There’s no doors slamming.
My house is peaceful. Just listen. …
Now when the kids get home after school, that’ll be different.
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What is life without abuse like for you? Are you as happy as you hoped you would be? I love to hear from other people who successfully left their abusive relationships.
Please share your thoughts with me in the comments section.