Mum by @adadcalledspen
She’s gone to the loo. Again. Stress. It’s something she doesn’t want to talk about.
A time. A relationship. Then a marriage.
A year of going out and having fun and then.
She said yes.
June 14th, 1975. The happy day.
And then. September.
2 weeks. In hospital. A death. She was beaten. She didn’t, still doesn’t know what she did to deserve it. But then she didn’t deserve it did she? No-one deserves that. No-one deserves someone taking their problems out on another.
And it took her 18 years to divorce a man who hurt her, abused her and killed an unborn child.
Did it screw her up? Definitely. Did it screw up the people around her? For sure. Does she still bear the scars? Absolutely. Inside and out.
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Domestic abuse damages in whatever form and here at Many Small Voices we hope to gather the stories of those who have survived abuse into one resource to help and support those who are still victims. We also hope to support survivors through recovery once the abuse has stopped because the scars are still there and will remain forever. Support after abuse is just as important.
We are not experts, just people who are passionate that domestic abuse, in whatever form it takes, must be stopped.
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