Walking Away


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.

About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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1 Response to Walking Away

  1. Ali says:

    I am so glad you survived this nightmare!!!! I was abused by the same kind of narcissist that abused you!!!! This man you trusted is a complete loser. Any man that cheats and abuses women has clear issues with themselves. They are insecure and weak and are an insult to to good men that do exist in this world. Karma will get him!!! So glad you are good and looking forward to all of the wonderful things you deserve. You are amazing and this loser will regret losing you….too bad for him!!!! Love you my dear friend!!!!


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