An abusive relationship

by Anonymous

July 17, 2020

My story is one that probably relates to a lot of people out there. I had finally broken out of an extremely abusive relationship. They mentally, verbally and physically abused me, but I found a safe way out. I started to be independent and free. I was happy and about to graduate college. Then I started feeling sick every day, I didn’t get my period on time…… I was in denial for a few months. I took 4 pregnancy tests that all read positive. I couldn’t tell anyone. I was scared. I went to a local clinic and made the decision to get an abortion. I don’t regret that decision at all. It was hard, but I don’t regret it. I would never want a child to experience the abuse that person gave me, I knew my decision was the right one. To have that person in my life forever, controlling everything….. was not an option. The experience was painful (mentally and physically). I screamed for hours in pain from the medication. The pain was so intense I ended up passing out alone in my home. Once I came out of it , I cried for a long time. I still cry all the time. It will always be a part of me. I don’t discuss it with anyone because of the strong opinions around abortion. My partner knows and is so supportive. They comfort me when I go through waves of sadness and guilt. I am lucky I never had to go to extremes to have this abortion. I was so desperate I would have done anything at the time. Things get better as the years go past. This is the first time I have really told my story. Thank you.

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