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Time to Leave Home

Posted on March 09 2015

Since I was about 7 years old my father had physically abused me. I can't really remember how it started but it just did. I never knew how to act around my dad except walk on egg shells around him because I never knew when he would just go into one of his rampages and come after me. Through out the years I have had to deal with my father punching me in the face, slapping me around, or getting dragged around the floor being pulled by hair. I would get so badly beaten with a belt I could barely sit down or walk. I had bruises and welts all over but mainly my lower back and my legs. Everyone always thought my father was this great man that adored his children, but to me it was just always an act he would put on to show to his friends that he was "Father of the Year". That was not the case. He was an abusive man, but he would never hit my mother only me or he would try to go after my younger brother. I wouldn't let him get to my brother I would defend him. I would tell my father " Hit me with the belt instead because it doesn't hurt me anymore" so that's when my father would slap me with the belt.It was only two years ago that I got away from my parents house. I couldn't live with them anymore I couldn't take the abuse anymore and I also couldn't take the fact that my mother all those years just stood around to watch. My husband whom I am still with is the one who saved me at the time from that house. It took me a few years to save money because I knew if i didn't I would have been living on the streets. Since I left my parents house I have been living such a better and happier healthy life. I have my own house, my own car, and I'm married to the man of my dreams. I really couldn't be happier now. I know the future has great things in store for me. I'm working at a job that I really love and my life has definitely turned out for the better. I want to thank all the great people I have in my life now for helping me through my life and achieving goals that I never thought would have been impossible. There is so much more to my story but I will share it when it is the right time for me. Thank you for reading my story.
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