I was in an abusive situation with my ex-husband. At first it was all psychological, then it turned physical. He'd attacked me sexually and hurt me badly. Like many, I never said a word about it to anyone. Not even my best friend.
It got to the point that I was fearful for my life.
I kept thinking of the Serenity Prayer;
Accept the things you cannot change,
Change the things you can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference.
I knew the situation was never going to change, so I "changed the thing I could".
I called my Mom and said "I can't do this anymore". Mom, my brother and a friend made a 4 hour drive to come and get me.
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