Why Doesn’t She Just Leave Him?

Reasons Why Victims Of Domestic Violence Don’t “Just Leave”

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“Why do women stay with a guy like that? Why stick around?”

I just looked at him.

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So, How DID I get out?

It was a lot of strength and a lot of luck.

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“I love you and I will miss you so much. But if you don’t leave him by the end of the year, I can’t be your friend anymore. That’s not the Jessica I know. You’re better than this.”

And she was right. I was better than this. I didn’t deserve this. There was more to life than this. Within 9 months from that conversation with my friend, I was back in the United States. I was FREE!

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“This is it. This is the last time he will ever touch me. I’m leaving.”

I had this thought in my head the entire time he was choking me. Afterwards, he apologized and tried to make it better. Things settled down for the night and I made him think I was OK with what just happened.

“I just need to go for a walk and clear my head. Do you mind if I pick up some ice cream?”

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It’s Not Easy To “Just Leave”

How would you escape a situation where someone had a gun to your head and was watching your every move?

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