#6864
White Rose
Participant

Hi
It is terrifying. The knot in your stomach Wil tighten but the helpline are amazing. I bawled my eyes out couldn’t get my words out, sobbed and gulped till I finally spat out I needed help with a plan to leave. I was in no fit state to listen so they told me to make tea get a more pad and pen and they’d ring me back in 20 mins.
The thing that sticks in my mind is the keep safe message and that’s so important. You don’t have to tell him you’re leaving and it may be safer for you not to. IDVA will guide you.
Keep you plan lists secret – I had mine in my work bag in my umbrella cover. Sounds daft now but I was so scared he’d find them and find out!
If you weren’t scared I’d feel you weren’t serious about getting out.
You can do it. You’re strong determined and are surviving but you must make sure you and your children are safe.
Take care. Be strong. I believe in you! Xxxx

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