I had a moment last night but couldn’t get through. I knew about the Muslim women’s helpline but I wasn’t sure if they would tell me I shouldn’t be in a relationship. I know they wouldn’t but I’m afraid of being judged. I’m going to visit my boyfriend at some point, won’t say when. I’m having to lie about where I’m going unfortunately. I did consider going into a refuge for my own safety, but it would have to be far away from where I currently live. I don’t want my family to be able to find me.

I told my younger sister that I’m in a relationship as she also wants to escape the harshness of our religion. It made me feel better that someone else knows, and I know she won’t tell.

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