Thursday, August 26, 2010


Here is another post in the series I've untitled DEAR AUNT HARRIET. The idea for this came from this post. This lady will inspire you! Grab a cup of coffee and let's have a chat...

By the time you read my letter, you will have already been served with the restraining order at work, my lawyer will be delivering the picture evidence to the police and I will be long gone. For the past year I have been playing your sweet, doting, subservient wife and planning my escape at the same time.

I allowed this to go on for too long and I am done being a victim. I don't want the house, the car, the dog, the boat, the camper or any part of your retirement. You can have all the furniture, appliances, pictures and trinkets. I thank God every day that we never had any children. I've found an apartment, a job and a new cell phone and only my lawyer knows the number. I am taking back my life. I am starting over.

Never again will you hit, spit, chock, slap or kick me. Never again will you lock me in the closet. Never again will I make excuses for bruises or black eyes. Never again will you cheat on me. Never again will you tell me that I can't go where I want or see who I want. Never again will you yell at me. Never again will you degrade me. Never again! Never again! Never again! Never again!

Why did I allow this? Why did I EVER put up with your crap? Why did I hold my tongue? Why did I want to die? Why do I now want to live? Why did I think you were worth it? Why did I think I wasn't? Why did I lie for you? Why did I bail you out of jail? Why did I love you? Why did you not love me?

I am taking back my life. I am starting over! I am going to think of only me! What do I believe? What are my values? What are my goals? What do I want to be? What do I want to do with my life? How do I want to spend my time? What do I want to learn about? Where do I want to live? Who deserves to be in my life? Who deserves to be loved by me?

I have wasted too many years on you and I will not waste one more day. I am tired. I am scared. I am nervous. I am anxious. I am excited. As the saying goes, there's nowhere to go but up from here. I am taking back my life!

~Your Loving Wife No More

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