Healing From Abuse
This section details how I began to heal from being in a relationship with a man I now understand dished out three years of narcissistic, emotional, and verbal abuse. Little did I know when I met him, he is considered to be the definition of a predator by many. Like most in this type of situation, there is much to heal and realize in the process. Speaking out about it brings more harassment and smear campaigns, but that's nothing new. The smearing started happening publicly during the relationship. I am the only woman (out of 10 that I know of who have written to me, alongside others in his life) who has publicly shared the journey which culminated in an Arizona justice court judge granting a restraining order due to covert and not-so-covert harassment. I fully understand why I experienced what I did, and I am sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly in hopes it will help others in similar situations. Never in a million years did I think would go through something like this, but I'm grateful for the healing it prompted and the place I'm in now.