Emotional abuse

12 Sep

Not all those who wander are lost (but maybe just a little)

For years I’ve tried to run from my past, pretend like nothing happened. But at some point, something always happens to remind you, to smack you in the face and knock you to the ground. Scrolling through my news feed I saw a post from This Morning. Apparently the Home Secretary has launched a consultation to look at strengthening the law by creating a new offence against domestic abuse. Apparently they want to make it clear coercive and controlling behaviour in relationships is criminal and joining them on the show today is someone who found the emotional abuse worse than the physical abuse.

No! This is just wrong! It means that everything I’ve told myself is a lie. I told myself that because he never actually hit me – he forcefully shoved me onto the ground once but never physically hit me after – he didn’t do anything wrong. That…

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