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My Domestic Violence story

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Book, Domestic Violence, domestic violence month | 0 comments

My Domestic Violence story

It all started so innocently…

Our first date was over seven hours long. Seth was easy to talk to, pleasant to be around and very charming. We started with dinner at an Italian place, then we went hiking at one of his favorite places, then saw a movie. What a romantic date…

We had met a few weeks before at a college club. I had no idea that he had joined the club just to get to know me. As we talked, I realized he was really good at finance. I needed a finance tutor, so we decided I would pay him to tutor me for a couple of hours a week so I could pass the class.

Weeks turned into a few months and soon our conversations turned to marriage. Sometimes, we would have good times together, but then we would fight over stupid stuff. I don’t remember what we fought over; I just remember his anger over seemingly small issues. He had to have his way.

As you can see, my story started innocently and built slowly before turning violent. It would take a year and a half before my then boyfriend who became my husband would slap me. Domestic Violence wasn’t something I grew up with at home. I didn’t know what it was and certainly didn’t believe it could ever happen to me. I was wrong.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. It could happen to your neighbor, someone in your family or you. This blog it to help encourage anyone going through violence or other hard subjects to get help and grow from their experience.

There is hope and joy on the other side. October is here… help us end violence.

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