I made a mistake. I’ve kept quiet for too long and someone else got hurt. I’m truly sorry for making the decision to keep quiet. That changes, now.
This blog isn’t written to paint me in the best light. I’m anonymous so I’m able to be truthful without shocking or shaming my family. I’ve changed the names or given nicknames to the people in these posts to conceal their identities as well. I’m not out to hurt anyone; I only want to help others that are in/have been in/know someone in/has been in a similar situation. You are NOT alone. You can get help but, most of all, you have to help yourself.
If you or someone you know needs help from domestic violence, reach out. Here is a link to the National Domestic Violence Hotline:
I’ve called them and so can you. Stay strong!