This made the rounds on Facebook. I re-posted it. It resonated with many of my friends.
Today, I was reminded how difficult it is to walk away. In November, on Thanksgiving night, I was assaulted by the man I loved. Pinning me to the floor in his living room, with his hands around my throat, he spit in my face and said, “I’m going to choke you out.” For six months, he had lied to me, cheated on me, and stolen from me.
But, today, when I saw this on Facebook and that Maroon 5 is scheduled to play in Salt Lake City, there was no one else with whom I wanted to share.
Instead of reaching out, instead of letting myself remember him putting his deceased wife’s fur coat on me because we were both “short,” I wrote this because walking away is what will save my life.