I have no doubt in my mind that I’d still be in my abusive relationship if it weren’t for the supportive people that surrounded me, always picked up the phone, and snapped me back into reality.
Knowing that I had my friends and family to run to made this so much easier to walk away and stay away from.
There was even about an hour and half after I really felt like I was finally done, when my husband apologized, that I thought maybe this was the time things would be different.
He left to go to the store. Before he even pulled out the driveway, I called my best friend. I told her I really thought it was different this time. I told her I wanted to try just one more time.
Her words hit me so hard. She said, “If you need to go through the cycle again to be done with this, then fine, but that’s all this is”.
I knew she was right. When my husband got home, I told him this really was it and I wanted a divorce. His previous apologetic demeanor went away immediately. That was the moment I just clearly saw what an act it all was.