She sat on the floor next to the bed, crying. The impact of his punch to her face had caused ringing in her left ear. She felt her eye swelling up.
She tried leaving before but she would always come back.
He would give her empty promises of it never happening again and things would seem fine for a few days.
It would always be so easy to believe. Her false sense of security would come back.
He would start calling her a bitch again, telling her she’s fucking useless, calling her a slut just for talking to one of his friends.
She finally got herself up off of the floor and walked to the bathroom to see the damage that was done. The ringing in her ear finally stopped and now everything sounded muffled.
When she saw the bruising on her face, the tears started again. Why can’t she just break away from him? She’s been putting up with this shit for a year and a half.
She’s young, 19, and she already feels nothing good will ever come her way.
The longer she looks at her bruised face, her hopelessness turns to anger. How dare he lay a hand on her. How dare he call her a bitch.
She packs up some things and leaves. He doesn’t stop her because he knows she’ll be back. And she is, 3 days later. 3 days of him saying I’m sorry, I love you, It will never happen again.
After she comes back, the cycle starts again. At first he’s on his best behavior. Then the yelling begins. Why did you look at him you fucking bitch? You just said you would be gone for an hour. What were you doing? Who were you with?
He goes back to using his fists to show what kind of man he is. A pathetic man. A fucking coward.
Like all the other times, he says he’s sorry and begs her to stay.
She’s done. She knows she deserves much better. Believing that she deserves better takes longer to accept.
She leaves but this time, the fourth time, it’s for good. He makes her life hell for several more months and threatens her but she doesn’t come back.
She’s finally free. And happy.
I’m finally free.
No matter what he tells you, there is nothing in this world that makes you deserve to be physically, verbally, or emotionally abused. Nothing At All.