After being in a toxic relationship for so long I have come to a stark realization. I have a CHOICE. I have a choice to not put up with it anymore. I have a choice to not respond to his name calling and hurtful words. I have a choice to make something better of myself. I have a choice to create a happy life. For so long I felt that I didn't have the right to choose. I also see that how he treats me is a choice. He has a choice not to go straight to anger when something doesn't go his way. He has a choice not to belittle and demean. I believed when he told me that I was the reason he treated me like he did. Life really is full of choices. I choose to live again.
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1 Response Aug 14, 2014

All this sounds very familiar. I got out. It was the best thing I ever did. The best of luck to you.