If you told me a year and a half ago that I would be able to be close to a man without being terrified of him yelling, hitting, or strangling me or that I would be able to trust a man without wondering if everything out of his mouth was a manipulative lie, I never would have believed you. But here I am, in love with a man who treats like me a princess. Thank you for bringing trust, hope, and love back into my life. You are truly something special.
I am a Female that has been Struck by a Male Partner.
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"An abusive man is not unable to resolve conflicts nonabusively; he is unwilling to do so. The skill deficits of abusers have been the subject of a number of research studies, and the results lead to the following conclusion: Abusers have normal abilities in conflict resolution, communication, and assertiveness when they choose to use them. They typically get through tense situations at work without threatening anyone; they manage their stress without exploding when they spend Thanksgiving with their parents; they share openly with their siblings regarding their sadness over a grandparent’s death. But they don’t want to handle these kinds of issues nonabusively when it involves their partners. You can equip an abuser with the most innovative, New Age skills for expressing his deep emotions, listening actively, and using win-win bargaining, and then he will go home and continue abusing."
meeting someone with the same music taste is seriously the best thing ever