battered and betrayed

Friday, June 04, 2004

My knight in shining armour

I wanted to write about something happy but this is something I can't talk to people about openly so I'll take advantage of this space to vent out my feelings. I am the victim of a drunk and violent husband but only a couple of people know and they can't help me. My husband looks great, acts like a charmer and I fell for it hook line and sinker. Other people still do and it shocks them when I even hint that there is something wrong.
Although I am planning an escape I have to do this in a way he will approve of or else my life will be hell. Although some may say my life must be hell now they have no idea the fear I feel for my life and for my child if he thought that he was being deserted. I'd like to hear from some people men or women who are in similar situations. I know the common sense things to do but I fear for the safety of my family and friends and it's not easy to just get up and go.