It all started when I met my ex partner at a young and impressionable age.
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In this interview, Naomi, survivor of childhood sexual abuse and violence tells her story.
I must have been about ten the night Dad decided to Leave…
There’s a Tiny Shadow on my brain, a
Dainty cloud of Damage.
Crime Number, He is dead now, And so I was too late, (To stand up to him To tell the truth To protect others)
You beat me down, with your words and fist, until I grew smaller, never small enough….
“It took me a very long time to actually take courage and make this video…”
30 years she gave him, Of her ordinary life, He a punk rocker, Her the doting wife…
I wanted to share my positive experience with you and praise the good work that is being achieved within your service.
I sit here and start to question myself, “What am I doing? Why am I still here?”
Why do you make me feel like this? After all I do for you,
All, I’ve done is love you,
And that’s all I want back too.
You would have thought I would have left years ago, escaped the daily abuse but I didn’t. It’s so hard to explain why you don’t leave.
I wanted to share my story to show that it is possible to get out an abusive relationship
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