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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:39 PM

19. Not just no, but a resounding HELL NO!

We dated for years--off and on all through high school and part of the way through my college years. Our entire relationship was one long series of ups and downs with all the classic patterns of early domestic abuse, including attempts to isolate me from my family and friends. He put me upside a wall one night and I kicked him out of my life. The little SOB stalked me for a couple of years after that, and I endured my own personal hell because of it. It took me a long time to get past several years of being told, "Nobody will ever love you like I do."

Without a doubt, I am who I am now because of what happened, but do I think I would have been better off to stay? No.

My husband is an amazing man who truly is a life partner. He's a wonderful father to our daughter, and I am elevated by my choice of partners. I can't imagine not having him in my life, he really is my best friend as well as my husband.



Laura

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