So many questions left unanswered.
Who am I?
What’s my purpose?
How could you do this to me?
These are some of the thoughts I had while going through emotional abuse but had not even the slightest clue what it was while I was going through it. Three years prior to meeting him, I was involved in a relationship where I was being physically abused and eventually suffered a shot gun blast to my right hand, suffering me to have a partial hand amputation. I knew I have been abused physically before, and struggled with now having a disability and the desire to be loved. However, I had no clue my next relationship would turn out to be abusive until after it was over.
The same man who appeared to be so loving towards me, stated he wanted a family, would be the same man who would father our child, yet toy with my emotions, even to the point of blaming me for being the reason I now had a disability. The whole time I thought our relationship issues were because of my disability, I started to see that I wasn’t the one who couldn’t be loved, my disability was never the cause for concern, nor was I lacking in any other area that any other woman did not possess.
If you are in or suspect another person of being abused never be afraid to speak out and reach out for help. Some signs of emotional abuse are but not limited to:
Breaking the abusive cycle starts with you. Know that you are not only worthy of love, but you deserve it also.
If you or someone is experiencing abuse, please call the National Domestic Violence
Hotline at 1-800-799-7233/TTY 1-800-787-3224, Deaf Dawn firstname.lastname@example.org and
Abused Deaf Womens Advocacy Services
Also you can review website listing at https://ncadv.org
By Larissa Camp