The Day I Decided to Change My Life
Domestic violence occurs across the world in various cultures and affects people of all economic statuses. I was in an abusive relationship; I was a victim of domestic violence in my previous relationship with Tony the father of my kids. A relationship that I should have gotten out of before it even started. But when you think that you have found the one, the love you have for that person blinds you from reality. It blinds you from what is right and what is wrong. There is always one incident that makes women change and open their eyes. For me, this was the day Tony brought another woman into our home and came after me that’s when I made the decision that changed mine and my kid’s life. “It’ll never happen to me!” I use to tell myself. I didn’t understand how I could first hand witness my mother being abused and allow it to happen to me. All my life I said to myself, “I will never let any man place his hands on me! And if he did I would leave him in an instant!” But that’s easier said than done. It all started when i was a junior in high school when I meet Tony. My senior year I was pregnant with my first baby. I made the chose to move in with Tony so he could provide for me and the baby. The abusive started about one month after I moved in his home with his parents. He would yell at me and say mean things to make me feel bad about myself. When I was seven months pregnant Tony had came home from work and was upset that dinner wasn’t ready. He then started yelling saying “your worthless and a piece of shit Sandra.” I then screamed at the top of my lungs “you are such an ass.” “Don’t you ever say that to me” Tony yelled back as he slapped me so hard that I flew across the room and into the wall. I instantly grabbed my face and started to cry. There are many warning signs that can be detected in an abusive man. One sign can appear simply harmless starting off with as the man being really jealous and possessive. But not...
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