One of the most difficult choices a victim can make is leaving the abusive partner, but sharing their story afterwards can be even harder. This woman broke the silence and shared her story, and the world met with a round of applause.
The woman goes by the name krissykross on Imgur, and she used screenshots of the text conversations she had with her physically, sexually and emotionally abusive ex-husband Adam. She wrote that strangers on the Internet are better than keeping it inside for too long, after she made the decision to open up 3 years after it all ended. Her post has gone viral, and commentators gave her their full support. One user wrote that he upvoted her post because it’s insanity and should be seen by more people.
Even though this woman managed to escape from the hands of her abusive husband, it is estimated that at least 3 women are killed by their partners daily in the US, which makes it over 1000 a year! These stories are crucial for the victims who may be afraid to look for help, and who may even not be aware that they’re being abused!
This woman decided to share the story of her abusive husband, showing the texts he had sent to her:
Tony was a coworker of hers, who helped her change her tire once and her husband thought that she was having an affair with him.
“I stayed the night with a female friend from work. He knew because he “set traps” for me”
She had a huge bruise on her arm where he had bit her, leaving visible teeth marks. Her mother could see it, and so could the NCIS when she turned him in several weeks later.
She shared her whole story:
If you or someone you love needs help, don’t be afraid and call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233