–Take Down The Walls—Lauren Oliver
He says you’re good for nothing, a rotten mother, a disgusting wife. He says you can’t cook a damn thing without burning it, tainting it, making it worse. “You can’t do a fucking thing.” It’s. Not. True.
He says you can’t survive without him, that you’d wither up like the Wicked Witch of the West, that you’d starve like a dog on the streets, that you’d end up coming back to him. “You’re so stupid.” It’s. Not. True.
He manipulates, calculates, plans, knows all the right things to say. He promises to be a father who spends time with his kids, a husband who listens to his wife, a church going man, a compassionate man, a man with substance. He gets on his knees and says he’ll change today, says he’ll treat you like a queen, says it’s not his fault. “You’ll never be sorry.” It’s. Not. True.
He continually calls you a cunt, a bitch, a slut, a slob. He continually makes you feel small small small. “Nobody wants you. Nobody needs you. Nobody gives a shit about you.” It’s. Not. True.
He ignores your pleas, your words, your ideas, your bleeding soul. He hits you more with his ugly words than his fists, but it hurts, hurts, hurts. It hurts like fire on skin, like razors and knives slicing the insides of your brain. “You make me do it!” It’s. Not. True.
He says you’re crazy, you’re weak, you’re mentally ill. He says you need a pill, a vodka, something to make you whole. “You’re nothing without me” It’s. Not. True.
——-What you can do now.
- Make a safety plan: CLICK HERE
- Call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- Tell somebody. Never, EVER be silent.
- For my friends in Duluth, MN. Call this number: Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs / 218-722-2781
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