I never thought I'd need to be protected from someone I loved.
Growing up, it is every little girl's dream to live happily ever after with the Prince of her dreams.
Unfortunately, reality and life can turn out a whole lot different that what you envision your life to be if you make one slightly wrong turn or decision.
Fortunately for me, I was able to finally get away from my abusive ex. It took me five years and a lot of depression, hurt and fear -- until I came to the point that I would rather die than to live like that anymore -- to be able to finally pull it off.
We will never be able to eliminate all violence against women. But, we can make life hard for those who dare to inflict the pain that some women have to endure -- emotionally, mentally, financially and physically...and spiritually.
You should suspect someone is being abused if: