I wrote a post some time ago and I decided to start a new blog post in regards to My Last 15 Minutes
The link above was about my last 15 minutes being terrorized by my husband, it stays crystal clear in my mind, like many of you it will always be there. I can watch it second by second as if it were happening to someone I did not know. Ten years later I do not know who that woman was, how she was able to finally leave.
I encourage you to write you last 15 minutes here, my story and yours will encourage another man or woman to leave their abuser. We never think we are the strong one, I thought I was the weakest person God had made at that moment. It was not courage at the time that helped me leave, it was sheer fear.
When I am asked that horrid question, why does someone stay in abuse, I reply, “You stay in the abuse because the fear of leaving is greater than the fear of staying. You leave the abuse when the fear of staying is greater than the fear of leaving.”
I had always thought he would kill me if I tried to leave and in that last 15 minutes, I realized he was going to kill me if I stayed.
Please post your last 15 minutes, what finally made you leave? Most of all tell us how you have managed to stay free and strong. This is what those in the aftermath of searching for, a connection to you, someone who has been where they are. Sitting in the room in the dark afraid of their own shadow, feeling worthless, wondering how they allowed this to happen. Your words can change another person’s life.
By posting here you are allowing me to use your story or a portion of it in upcoming posts blogs or books. I appreciate your strength and courage.
Love & Peace Always,