Little Angelou’s Story – Leaving Abuse

How I Left the Abusive Relationship

What happened that made you decide to leave?

I was constantly in fear. I thought I would explode with anxiety.

How did you feel about your abuser and/or your relationship in the days before you left?

People get manipulated because they don't understand the situation they are in. Let us hold our sisters' hands and rise together. ~Little AngelouIt was so intense, fortunately we did not live in the same house. I had my own place and I made it clear we must be official before I can move in with him.

What three emotions did you most experience in the days closest to leaving?

Really down, felt I would not smile again, restless , anxious and wasted. That’s exactly how I felt.

Who knew you were leaving besides you?

I alone knew i was going to breakup with him.

Before I Left the Abusive Relationship

What were the one or two BEST things you did before you left?

I told him that even though the situation is not good  I know that he is a good man especially in the eyes of God, as we are all.

If there was anything you wish you had not done before you left, what was it?

I raised my voice twice, this is not my behavoiur as I am always very soft and calm.

My Life After the Abusive Relationship

How long ago did you leave? How do you feel today?

One year now. I am living my life and thank God for  it.

Is there anything else you would like to say?

Many people get manipulated because they don’t understand the situation they are in. Let us hold our sisters’ hands and rise together.

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