Do I give it time or do I jump in head first? It depends on who you are as a person, and back then, I was a jump in head first kind of gal. I thought only with my heart and not my head and I can't say it wasn't the best decision of my life. 11 years in the making and here Daniel and I are, still tugging along in this thing called marriage.
I wrote some of my experiences regarding the stigma around domestic violence and how it makes me feel even to this day. You will also see some affects that have lasted for years since being the victim. I also provided a few resources to check out in case you or someone you know is being abused. These resources can really help you in other regards as well by teaching you how such violence, manipulation, and coercion can occur. NO ONE is stupid for being in an abusive relationship. NO ONE should EVER be belittled, demeaned, diminished, ashamed, or embarrassed for being in an abusive relationship. People who judge the victims will have their judgement day with their maker! Karma's a bitch!
Here she is! This part of my journey is about being in labor with my first born and whether or not I would contact her father for the birth. It was hunting season after all. That's a big thing to miss over a child being born apparently.