Tamyka, my wife went through an abusive marriage before she met me. He never hit her, but there wasn’t a week went by when she thought he might. He never “I’ll kill you!” threatened her, but he never let a chance go by to show her who was in charge. He never took away her freedom, but he did whatever was required to take away her joy. Trauma and abuse don’t require bruises and stitches.

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