People want to call abusive men—men like the man I used to love, and men like Ray Rice—“monsters.” But that term, with its connotations of the unnatural and uncontrollable, absolves the abuser of the responsibility for being human.” —Lacy M. Johnson, author of THE OTHER SIDE
I thought it was love. We had two kids together. I thought he would change.
Why I left.
I got fed up. Nearly had a nervous break down and decided my mental health was more important than preventing his idiocy.
I wanted to be there for my kids in the future and I couldn’t/wouldn’t if I didn’t heal myself.