At the start of 2018 I ended the emotionally abusive relationship I’d found myself in. We’d been together about a year and a half. The first few months were blissful, but little by little I found myself feeling sad, lonely, confused and at fault. I was like a frog in a pot of cold water, gradually boiled to death. Leaving him is still one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and I still feel broken and damaged everyday from the aftermath.
I still grieve for the innocence I lost during that time. The all encompassing trust and vigour that only accompanies inexperienced love. I can feel the fortress I’ve built around my soul and how that affects the way I let people in.
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