©2016 Susan Noyes Anderson
“You’re the worst decision I ever made,”
he said. It nearly knocked her dead.
She’d given him her heart so long ago.
She didn’t know how much that gift would cost
and she had lost herself. She wasn’t faultless…
But she was not less.
She only felt less…less than the woman
she had been. She’d conjure up that girl again.
It wasn’t easy. Stung by the words thats left
his lips, the vicious slams, sarcastic quips,
she cut him no slack…battled her way back.
God, help her stay back.
“The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds from punches or slaps but are often not as obvious. In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man’s emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest harm.” – Lundy Bancroft