Today I’m gonna share my story of what has made me strong it’s a little long but bare with me it has a happy ending. At 18 months old I was beaten and molested by one of my mother’s boyfriend’s it broke 3 of my ribs and landed me in foster care 9 months later my mother got me back.
When I was 3 she got with the man she is still currently married to he started molesting me around the time I was 8 or 9 and it continued until a month before I turned 17 when someone told DHS and the state intervened.
Since I was almost a adult they waited to bring charges until I was 18 and by that time my mom guilted me into dropping them. Then I got my first real boyfriend who thought I was a punching bag.. I escaped that after about a year.
Fast forward a few years and I met the man I married and had 2 beautiful children. He knew all about my past and all the issues that came with it. It was great until last year when he raped me not once but twice. I finally got the courage to leave and moved back to my hometown. 6 weeks went by and he convinced me he had changed and I gave it another shot. I really wanted to try for my kids. It didn’t work. So I am back in my hometown and going thru a divorce.
It sucks the kids don’t understand but we are working on it daily. My stbx and I have decided no matter our differences we will co-parent and get along for the sake of the kids. And so far we are rocking it. When I left the first time there was a lot of anger with each other and this time we have put that aside to be better parents even tho we didn’t work as husband and wife. I’m currently dating a wonderful man whom I have known for 10 years.
He puts all my demons to rest and I feel safe and happy with him. We laugh all day long and have a silly random wonderful relationship I couldn’t imagine life without. So even tho life is rough and it sucks sometimes it can change in a instant. Keep your heads up and keep staring at the light at the end of the tunnel u may have to walk for a really long time but u will get there!