I say all that to say this. I'm rebuilding my life and slowly some of my health. And I encourage women who think that abuse is just fists and words to realize that your body is responding like you've just run into a bear, every single day that you're in that relationship. It will kill you. It's not a matter of if he does it. It's a matter of when your body can no longer compensate for what is going on inside of your body every single day you live with abuse.
I took a Abnormal Psych class in college. That was eleven years into the abuse I had lived with--and already way too late. I got out, but it didn't stop the downward spiral my body had already taken. And it's taken five more years to begin to rebuild.
I would like to write books on this, but I'm not sure. If you want to talk to me about this subject, message me. If you would read these kind of books, let me know. I have to think about it. But I'd love to hear from you. Let me know your thoughts on the matter:)