My father used to drink and abuse me and my siblings.
My father used to drink and abuse me and my siblings. I felt so trapped, alone, and wanted to die. My boyfriend of 9 months and his family took me into their home and told me I could stay. Now, 4 years later, I do not talk to my biological family much, but, I have a new family. This family has supported me through 3 jobs, and 3 years of university.
I am now engaged to my partner, with a dog, and a very exciting life ahead of us. I still have panic attacks now and then, but I am so much happier and healthier, just took time.
For anyone that is in an abusive situation: family is who you choose to love you, not who made you.
- Human, 21 y/o