Today is a special day for me. It marks the one year anniversary of the final time I left Dale. I had tried to leave 3 or 4 times before but , like many women in unhealthy relationships, I kept coming back. I have heard it said that a woman in an abusive relationship will leave the abuser an average of 7 times before she will actually stay away. 7 times! Wow. It didn’t take me that many tries but it did take a few!
Vyckie offered me a place to live, support and love and understanding. No strings attached, no time table, no rent required. Just a place to clear my head and figure out my life.
I remember that it was April 14th, 2008, because it was the day before my birthday. Yep…a Tax Day baby. I always say,”No one is happy on my birthday but me!”