Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 4 Page 12

relationship was over. I guess not everyone understand the dynamics of what I was going through let alone put themselves in my shoes.

People wouldn’t understand; not properly. They would judge, tell you how to do things different but not really offer you a real solution of help let alone give you support during your escape route out of a tough predicament like this.

At first, I wasn’t sure that I would have the courage or strength to go through with it, but my friend Lillian decided to move in with me to ensure that I had the courage to not back down. I changed the locks on the house, put in a new alarm code, changed all the window latchings to ensure nobody could break in and secured the back gate. My routine changed also. I would go to work and come straight back and bolt