This ‘Selfish’ Statement Saved Me From a Truly Toxic Man

The unbelievably egotistical words reverberated through my mind and memory for eight years.

Laura Williams-Burke
Sep 1 · 4 min read
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I stood on the landing at the bottom of the stairs of my boyfriend’s house.

Collin was kneeling on the floor, securing a dowel into the staircase railing with wood glue. The hot pink…