"Why didn't you just leave as soon as the abuse started?" a question asked too often when someone has just left an abusive relationship.
Everyone has different reasons why it took as long to leave as it did. For me I wanted to know I had tried everything to make it work and after multiple relationship counselors, parenting courses and anger management courses undertaken by my then partner and I did one myself as he said I also had anger issues. It was then I realised I had two choices, to continue on and lie in the bed I made with constant criticism, put downs, my son being physically harmed by harsh discipline, my daughter being a witness to her brother and me being abused. Or two, to break the ties and be a single mum to two kids with different dads.Read More