CN: extensive discussion of the experience of abusive relationships, physical abuse.
There are many articles about identifying characteristics of abusive relationships, what being abused feels like, and the aftermath of being abused. But making the decision to leave an abusive relationship is exceedingly difficult, and actually doing it is harder still since doing so safely often takes time and strategic planning. While you are still trapped in the world of abuse, you have to find ways to cope, to survive until you can figure out something better. Christina takes an empathetic look at these co...
CN: mention of suicide, domestic violence, emotional abuse, financial abuse, mention of sexual abuse, poverty, overall disturbing content.
“When I say, “Good girl,” I want you to say, “Thank you, sir.”
“Thank you, sir.”
I handed him the yellow check. When the bank-clerk originally asked me what color I wanted my checks in, I picked gold, but it turned out that gold just meant a different shade of yellow. It was written out to my boyfriend Julian, for $300-- all I had left in my bank account.
My boss was pressuring me to quit and I wasn’t sure I would be able to fin...