One year ago today:
Fact: I was assaulted in my home and he threatened to kill me
Fact: After I escaped his grasp he stabbed himself in front of me
Fact: He pled guilty in court yet continued to claim innocence on social media
Fact: I never returned to my home, and took 3 months off work to recover
Fact: He got a 3 year suspended sentence and a $200 fine
All of these things could have destroyed me, and almost did.. My post is for three purposes:
1: Don't ever be deceived into thinking someone that unstable can change - this serves as a warning to others.
2: You can rise above whatever life throws at you, though it seems impossible - you can do it.
3: There are amazing support services for victims as well as 247 counselling via the 1800 number - these have been an absolute godsend. Please reach out if you need help.