My ex sent a very short email today titled ‘(detail removed by Moderator)’ this is my response to myself and my (detail removed by Moderator) extended family.
What she’s done is
Abused me emotionally
Abused me physically
Drunk too much over many decades
Not dealt with her medical issues
What I’ve done is
Taken all of the abuse for too long
Walked out to protect myself
Found people to help and protect me
Kept strong and kept on going
Started to believe in myself like I never have
Started to discover I have choices
What I’ve always had
A f***** amazing family
Good jobs that have sustained me
The unnerving ability to put up with anything but keep going
Rest assured I’m not even gracing her mailbox with a reply.
I found this forum 18 months ago it’s one of the things that gets me through. There is hope and a future no matter how hard it feels.