I took a calculated risk 6 months ago and left his lying, manipulative, disordered, cheating, cruel, ruthless, abusive ass. It was the hardest decision I have ever made in my life and it nearly killed me. I knew my 18 month old daughter would face being alone with him during court-ordered visitation although back then I had no idea how much time alone with her he would really get. I made my decision based on what I knew to be true at the time and with the guidance of people I thought I could trust. I did my best to separate us from a man so toxic and damaging that I felt I had no choice but to go in to hiding. I did all of this to protect my 4 children and myself from a lifetime of pain with this man. To date, this has been a soul-scorching journey filled with the deepest sorrow imaginable.
I am reaffirming today that my decision was the right one and that I am glad I left him.