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Jamie B’s Story – Leaving Abuse

Jamie B left an abusive relationship, and you can too.

Jamie B left an abusive relationship, and you can too.What happened that made you decide to leave?

I was this with this man for 6 years and he was perfect for 2 years. Then one day, he started to change. I figured okay it’s hormones and it’ll not go crazy. Nope, I was wrong. His behavior just got worse so I had no choice but to leave. I couldn’t do it anymore.

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

Scared, self-conscious, frightened, confused.

What three emotions did you most experience in the days closest to leaving Abuse? How did you deal with them?

I felt so scared, confused and excited because I could finally be free!

What planning did you do before you left? Who knew you were leaving besides you?

I told my mom and best friend who I love to death! They helped me get out of it.

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

He made me feel so self-conscious so I got braces and a new hairstyle because I hated how I looked. So that was the 2 best things ever! I feel so confident now.

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

I wish I never met him! He ruined my life but I’m gonna fall in love again.

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

I left a year ago. I feel so free and happy. I finally have my life back. Before I couldn’t sleep, eat, think, and so much more. Now, I can sleep, eat and think!

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