Hi Jason, thank you for reading and responding to my story. Your statement “And this can drag on for years, until mom and son/daughter finally get the courage to run away.” is absolutely accurate. I lived in abuse for 34 years; left 15 years ago and I’m just now dealing with the remnants of that experience.
I am hoping that you are using a false persona and are actually a fella, because you are writing from a guy’s perspective and keep saying SHE.
Whatever, you are so accurate, I have just been discarded, thrown on the scrapheap at 72 years of age, SHE, has used up or stolen all of my many…