At the time I didn’t really look too deep into it and just thought that was him wanting to show love and affection. Not long into the relationship we moved In together. A few months into the relationship his behaviour became obsessive and controlling. When we would arrange to meet up with friends for food and drinks he would show a tremendous amount of jealousy which made everyone feel uncomfortable, his behaviour resulted in me loosing contact with my friends.
Slowly the happy go lucky me, who was always the life and soul of every party, turned into a distant memory. I became depressed, isolated and totally dependent on him, which was exactly what he wanted. I suffered mental abuse on a daily basis for 2 years, you slob, you’re too fat, you look hideous, go on a diet because looking at you repulses me. He actually made me feel it was all my fault. The physical abuse followed where he hit and kicked me almost every day, his temper was frightening. I was that low and had no confidence I just allowed the abuse to continue.