Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 3 Page 7

fears, hoping I was perhaps just being over dramatic.

I guess you could say the signs were all leading up to this, but I hadn’t seen them, or wanted to see them.

I had just closed my eyes to the fears that lay ahead of me and just went along with it. Deep down I knew it would change everything for the worse.

But there was nothing I could do.

I just swallowed my fears, put my left foot and right foot forward and embraced what lay ahead of me even though it petrified me internally.

It took some time to settle into our new home. Gavin became this perfectionist of having to have everything laid out in a particular way, or looking a particular way. He’d notice the tiniest thing that perhaps wasn’t