i was in a really bad domestic violence situation for 4 long, hard years. i have a son to a previous relationship and a daughter to that toxic relationship. 3 years ago, i took my kids and left my whole family and everything i owned behind, with the exception of 1 bag of clothes, and one photo of my kids. i was silent about the abuse for so long that i have found it very hard to talk about since i escaped. i have recently started seeing a councellor and i have finally, been ablee to get out those demons that are inside my head and heart. i thought it would make me feel better, but it seems that i have been re traumatised because when i talk about it, i am reliving it. my councellor says that i am making progress, and although i know that logically, what she says is true, i feel wretched and really upset sometimes. yesterday was really bad for me, which is why i found this group. i just want someone to talk to, who can understand what im going through. some people in my family have told me to get over it, but they dont understand because they have always been domineering towards me. i am just sick of being trodden on and i dont know what else to do. anyone who can understand, please talk to me. i am also a good listener. i am studying to be a councellor, so i can help with some peoples problems too.