I can’t even begin to comprehend what you must have gone through Suzanna.That must have been a truly dreadful scenario to live. It’s really brave of you to share your story here in the public domain so that others have a guiding light when it comes to abusive relationships.
People sometimes find it easy to give up in these situations. It’s nice to see you holding your head above water and re-establishing yourself as a writer.I hope you go on to get a guy that truly loves you for who you are. All the best for the future! The world is now your playground!