It sat there looking like new for so long.
My parents bought me that table.
And now it sits there, with one chair broken, its leg split and a danger to anyone who attempts to sit on it. My poor table.
My poor mug...it had never known such force before. And now it lies there in pieces, shattered from the force of hitting the wall. Leaving a dent in my new white wall. My poor wall.
My poor bin...it served me well, but ended up getting kicked and beaten until it was no longer able to function.
My poor chin.
Pushed and poked for no other reason than disagreeing with what he said.
My poor shoulder.
Pushed with such force whilst holding my son, that I fell back several steps but thankfully didn’t drop him.
My poor head.
Buried under all the clothes from my wardrobe, thrown over me for apparently not being tidy enough.
My poor thigh.
Whacked over and over for daring to agree to a play date for my son.
My poor headscarf.
Grabbed and pulled because whacking my thigh wasn’t enough.
My poor parents.
Waiting for me to show up for lunch. Unaware that I was being physically abused in the car ride over and instead had to turn back home, in order to not worry them.
My poor back.
Pushed hard against the wall for giving him the silent treatment for treating me so badly.
My poor eye.
My poor lips.
My poor nose.
My poor unborn baby, inside me whilst his mother suffered abuse at the hands of his father...
Slowly but surely.
It’s only ever heading one way.
And that’s in the direction of more abuse.
At what point do we step back and realise that this is not love and this is not why we were created, to be abused and dominated by our partner.
At what point do we stop and reflect on the damage the relationship is causing to our emotional and physical well-being - and that of our children.
At what point do we step up and reach out for support. Support that will help move us towards the life of calm, happiness and peace that we all deserve and that we can all have.
At what point do we stop and say enough is enough?
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With all my love and support,