Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 4 Page 13

everything once the two of us were inside the house. I minimalised the lighting in the house to make it look as if I wasn’t home.

For a while there was peace and harmony although it made me even more anxious to be without him. Even the neighbours noticed peace and quiet and for the first time in a long time they smiled at me and acknowledged me in the street. I guess they were relieved to have their peaceful and serene neighbourhood back to normal, whatever normal is. Then one Saturday night he was there again outside my home making a scene, only this time instead of ignoring his antics I called the police and had him arrested for drunk and disorderly in addition to trying to cause me grievously body harm. When the police arrived, I had headed out there to speak to them and in doing so Darren had attempted to hit me