I have never been married, but I am happily divorced. Ed and I lived together for more than 20 years. He was abusive, controlling and never once hesitated to tell me what he thought, how I was doing it wrong and what I should be doing instead. I hated him, but I could not leave him. Ed convinced me that I needed him and that without him I was worthless, nothing special, and worse. He told me that he was looking out for my best interest — that his way was for my own good — but he always turned on me. He made promises that he never kept. When I hit bottom physically and emotionally, I finally decided to divorce him.
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