I was 18. In college. Met my first everything. I was soooo in love. It did not start off with abuse. He was so kind and nice. One year later, I was trying to leave and we were on and off again. He put so much pressure on me to engage in unprotected sex. The mental and physical abuse lowered my self worth and esteem.

When I got pregnant, I was so worried I would be stuck with him forever. How would I tell my family. They had no idea of the abuse. I had to make a decision. My life or be tied to someone who threatened to kill me repeatedly. It swayed heavy on my soul. I wasn’t ready to be a mother. How was he going to be a father when he abused me. I had to make a decision my life and future or put myself more danger.