‘Maybe he doesn’t hit you, but he makes you apologize for getting upset after something he did to hurt you.’

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“Maybe he doesn’t hit you, but he makes you apologize for getting upset after something he did to hurt you.

Maybe he doesn’t hit you, but you have to walk on eggshells every day to ensure he is satisfied enough to remain calm and happy.

Maybe he doesn’t hit you, but he steals your sense of comfort and security leaving you paranoid and ‘crazy’.

Y’all…. this is so serious.

So, what he brought you flowers on Tuesday and made you feel like a princess. Yet caused you to cry yourself to sleep on Wednesday over a ‘suspicious’ guy liking your picture. Maybe he bought you earrings and made you feel so secure on Friday but told you Saturday night he’s going to sleep with someone else all because you decided to stand up for yourself for once. Maybe he bought you tickets to the John Langston concert and made you feel so beautiful as you curled your hair and put on your jean skirt before you left. Just to crack your phone on the concrete and make you sit on the sidewalk ugly crying because he was jealous of a guy who stood near you at the concert. Maybe you did everything right, but he still wants to victimize himself just, so he doesn’t have to put in effort to right his wrongs.

This is not okay. And you are not at fault.

Do not apologize for his mistakes. Do not let him tear you apart to build himself higher. You are worthy of love and happiness and respect.

Please don’t wait for him to change as he carelessly rips apart your soul and everything that is you. Please don’t tell yourself it’s okay or ever allow yourself to get used to it.

He is broken. Do not let him break you.”

Kelsey Baker

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