Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 6 Page 14

got me through this difficult chapter in my life. He made me realise I needed to press assault and battery charges again Sean and hold him accountable for what I had been through. Dad encouraged me to be strong and voice my pain which wasn’t easy to do as a man. It wasn’t easy to admit that your male partner had assaulted you; let alone tried to kill you.

After pressing charges and being released from the hospital; I never forgot those internal bruises. The bruises that haunt you. The bruises that wake you up in the middle of the night leaving you screaming in anguish and pain. The bruises that make you feel worthless and forgotten. The bruises that also make you crave for the other person because that’s all you know, and you equate it stupidly with love, which clearly it isn’t. The bruises that no