I used to think I couldn't leave my toxic relationship
I thought that no one would love me again if I left you. So I spent years in a relationship where I spent everyday in fear, and pain.
Then I looked around and I realized I had two choices
Die, or leave. I had been dying throughout the course of our relationship. So I packed up and left, hoping that you wouldn't notice, and try to find me.
I had left, and now I was lost
I didn't know who to be without you
Then I started to tell my story
I started writing about our relationship. At first, no one noticed, and then I started getting messages about women and men who had gone through the exact same thing.
Now I know that I am not just the girl you pushed around
I am a woman who has gone through a lot, but is getting better. I am strong. I am better than you. And most of all, I inspire.
And you don't get to take that from me.