Trapped Without Bars

I was married long ago to a man that kept me trapped on our 5 acres. I worked and he would take away my pay .Cook,clean,you name it I did it, I became his slave. If I went to the store I was timed and the same when I got off work. I would pay if I didn't get back in time. To the garage I would go and was put in a chair and duct taped to it. My mouth taped so tight it would cut into my skin. My relatives didn't know where I was. At this point in my life there was no place to go and no numbers to call. I ran like the wind one day never to return. A lot more happened through the years but you wouldn't like to hear it.

Just be aware it still is happening out there. Trapped? Just ask me about it. It's been a night mirror I'm still trying to forget.


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1 Response Feb 9, 2010

When I was younger, I volunteered for Domestic Violence...We had a shelter for women who were trying to escape--dangerous and abusive relationships...I'm so sorry to hear about your frightening experience---I hope you are careful to never put yourself at risk for that kind of attachment ever again.