Diary of Abuse by a Loved One Chapter 7 Page 5

various issues but namely on religion and his perspectives on entitlement to things I had worked ever so hard to gain in my life such as my property or assets in the United Kingdom. I always felt a sense of guilt into helping him, nurturing him, and supporting him as life had dealt him hard blows whereas I had to fight for my opportunities; he didn’t have any. His mind−set started to worsen over the years; at times causing conflict and tumultuous times in our marriage. I knew I was a strong individual and I promised myself that I would never allow myself to be abused mentally or physically and if it ever did occur in my life, I would stand up for myself which is exactly what I did before it got too much to bear. Until it broke me.

One morning early on in our relationship he was making breakfast and for some