Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 1 Page 21

would always be there for me; but I guess I had walked away from them without realising that I had not pursued those friendships.

I had isolated myself from everyone I had ever known, including myself.

I slowly started to embrace motherhood but understandably I found it rather difficult. I tried to get Lucy into a routine and was trying to take her for a daily walk. I didn’t have the funds for a pram or any other finer luxuries so often I would just wrap her up in the baby style carrier and keep her closely nuzzled to my chest.

I just knew that I had to leave one way or another; I didn’t want Lucy to suffer at the hands of her father.

But the real question was…where would I go?