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Divorced For One Year Now...

I was married to my junior high sweet heart. Met him in 8th grade lost touch for awhile and found each other again. I got married when I was 20, he was 21. A year later we had a little girl. He was emotionally abusive to me throughout the whole marriage. I didn't even see it. I had to have a therapist tell me. I left him because I saw what the effects of staying would have on my daughter. I didn't want her to think it was ok to settle and be treated with anything but respect.

My ex-boyfriend was a great help to me with the divorce. He was my emotional support. He gave me the courage to stand up for myself and not let my ex-husband abuse me in the ways that he had. Recently the ex-husband tried to take me back to court...saying I went against the divorce decree. We went to mediation and this time I had a lawyer (couldn't afford one during the divorce). We came to an agreement but he also had to pay for mediation. Hopefully sending a clear message that I am not going to take his abuse any longer.
Trish1979 Trish1979 31-35, F Nov 14, 2011

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