I came across this sentence. As I read it, I can recall during my 15 years relationship in which I was "hiding" from the devastation of being abused (life)....I was bleeding inside. I can honestly say that I was so tired of pretending everything was "fine" in front of others that my life's energy was at a loss. I quietly suffered from depression. I can recall times I would cry into a pillow and yell into it saying " I can't take this anymore" and there were times I wanted to run away. My soul was yelling for help.
It wasn't until I went to an abusive counseling appointment in which I recognized my predator (abuser) for what he was.....he was verbally, emotionally, and mentally abusing me. It had started with physical abuse. He would break my property just because he got mad. I have several cell phones which were broken. And two computers.
As I read this sentence I thought about those woman that haven't recognize that they are in an abusive relationship.
It's so important to get help and remove yourself from that relationship.