I am in my late 30s and have finally, after so much time, decided to leave an abusive relationship.
I thought I had “wasted” all those years being married to him, but in the end, I feel like I learned a lot, and gained a lot too.
He hid behind his dour, puritanical ways and to me it seemed mistreating.
My weight yo-yo’d back and forth because I allowed it to control me and my emotions wreaking havoc on my body and image. I’ve suffered from depression soon after marrying. Gained 50 lbs within the first few months of marriage!
To top it all off, he was controlling in the worst ways. I couldn’t leave the house without permission. Couldn’t go to school without him making me feel guilty. Couldn’t take long out shopping without being harassed. Couldn’t even see my family without permission… The list went on and on.
I did everything I had to do to embark on a new road. These are my thoughts throughout my journey.