Let me tell you a story.
A good looking 18 year old with the world ahead of him and a career in the army pending, meets a girl in a bar and things get serious.
The boy and girl fall in love, the girls a little older with two children and her own little home.
Boy moves in with girl but girl changes quickly and starts physically attacking the boy and drinking, a lot.
Boy loves girl and believes if he tries he can help this girl and her family. If he marries her and leaves behind his career plans, she will be more settled, more secure.
They get married, have two children of their own; but life is no where near perfect. After 6 years of dealing with physical and mental abuse, being left with all the children for days on end while girl goes out drinking and doesn’t return. Of being isolated from all his friends and family. Loosing his army career prospects. Working in a factory only to see the empty bottles pile up high.
This beautiful young man now worn from abuse awakens. He realised he can’t change the girl, she doesn’t want to change. He realises he is responsible for his happiness and his children. He sees the truth of all the lies she told him. He feels nothing now but regret.
But what he did was stay strong, stay positive and become self aware. He leaves girl. He regains his friends, his family, his self respect. He realises he was never alone. He was being watched and people waited patiently for him to see the truth. This young man escaped. He created a better life for him and his children.
I know this man and I am proud of him. He has done everything he can to try help this girl, despite the abuse he has suffered and protected his children. He has grown and is now alive with the possibilities of a better future.
He has awoken and aware.
If your in a difficult situation, there is always support. Those people you feel cut off from are waiting for your call. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to leave. It’s okay to find yourself again.
You are worthy, you are loved, you are needed. Stay strong.