October is domestic violence awareness month and it's a sad yet very real and true life for many people, both male and female to deal with in their home whether married or dating.
I have dealt with domestic violence both physically and emotionally and mentally from 2007 - 2013 other than 2 years of not dealing with the physical aspect of it. It's a tough topic to talk about but it's a reality for so many women, as well as men sometimes too.
At first, it started as a "game" of who can hit the other the fastest in the arm, so I played along. And then it became a lot more often and I noticed it was when I got him mad over stupid things, so I started to take photos of it to keep record of it if I needed it later. Over time, it progressed and we had gotten married. I thought it was a weird way to treat someone you claim to love and gave your life to, but he never apologized for the way he treated me, both physically and emotionally / mentally until 2013. In 2011, he stopped the physical aspect of it, but never stopped the verbal abuse until June 2013 when I finally left and took kids. He still doesn't see anything wrong with the way he's treated me, because in one way or another I deserved it for one reason or another.
How to get help:
- Make a police report
- Tell family members or friends
- Get yourself to someplace safe