Not My Fault

by David Gibbs

It started with being hit with a cooking pot on my neck until my neck swelled. I thought this was a one-off, but I was wrong. This event turned out to be the start of the worst waking nightmare of my life.

I am a 43-year-old male, living a life of abuse and don't have the strength to walk away. In the past three years, I have suffered severe mental, physical and verbal abuse. For instance, one time at about 3 AM, I woke up to find her hand on my throat, and she slapped me repeatedly. The reason, I had spoken with my hands during the day. Another time she kicked me in the chest while I was climbing onto the bed and punched me repeatedly. This punishment was because I came to bed late.

There have been many cases of physical abuse, and right now I am on anti-depressants. On Saturday she punched me in the head several times, and she claimed that she is embarrassed to be seen with me because I am shorter than she and I walk with a limp. She has always made fun of the way I walk. I had an accident, and one leg is slightly longer than the other. She keeps saying I walk like a duck.

I am struggling as I don’t know what to do, she has refused with my bank card, and she doesn’t work. I am struggling, depressed and feeling suicidal.

Why can't I go for help?

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Jan 09, 2020
by: Anonymous

Call the police the very next incident. Hopefully she will be arrested and taken to jail for battery. Get a Protection From Abuse order (no contact order)so she cannot contact you and immediately file for DIVORCE.

Do not wait any longer.


Start enjoying your peace.

Jan 11, 2018
Do not give up
by: Anonymous

Please do not give up. Analyze the situation and free yourself systematically. I feel for you, but you will have an amazing life if you tackle the challenges properly. It will make you wiser and stronger. Then it may be your turn to help others in need. Remember, good always prevails over evil. So never do evil....

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