Signs You In Abusive Relationship - Page 2
Thank you for sharing that with us, AGene. How difficult it is when you realize what's been happening for so long... I'm truly grateful you were able to get out!
I can vouch for the Women's Centers. I went to group therapy classes at a local place, and it was wonderful. And you see how these abusers are so much alike... after the woman leaves, it seemed each man had some kind of major change... quit drinking, quit smoking, got religion, got a job... "I'm a changed man, honey! Come home NOW. Everything will be different, I PROMISE." And all this within a couple of weeks :) I remember one woman in the group who had gone back to her husband several times, and each time he was sweet and loving for a few weeks or months, and then he would go right back to his old behavior. She finally left for good after he beat her so severely that she nearly lost her left eye. But she was devastated -- she loved him!
It's so sad to see this. But as someone posted above -- recovery is definitely possible. Thank you, again, for sharing your story.