I am feelin rejuvenated at the moment...Life is at it's best...Everything's at a high...Life hasn't been treating me well...But I ain't gonna lose hope!!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Posted by Tabitha at Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Me being the feminist that I am, had done loads of research on why women continue in abusive relationships. Personally speaking, one of my closest friends was also in a turbulent relationship of similar sorts and I didn't see any reason why she wanted to continue being with that 'woman basher'. I hate those sort of men, who hit their women; and worst of all, expect to get away with it! What do they think we are? Silent cows?
Luckily for me, I was in love with a total gentleman. I had never seen him angry (unless occasional yelling on the phone was called angry). But this comforted me, especially coz I hadn't had very pleasant encounters with men before. Three years of being with him, and I was convinced I knew him inside out.
Then when I least expected it, catastrophe struck. Literally speaking, he slapped me across my cheek; really hard. All this coz he thought I was giving more attention to another man. I was being torn between two men at that point of time. Had found love in this man and a soulmate in another. But possessiveness got the better of him; and in a fit of rage, he hit me. My sweetheart hit me.
If you have been paying close attention to what I wrote in the 1st paragraph, you would know my reaction to this outburst. I yelled at him and hit him back. NOOOO...None of that happened. Instead, I found myself comforting him, coz by this time he was crying like a baby. Now I know how these things happen. Now I know how these relationships work out. I may not be in one any longer; but it makes sense now! Enlightenment!