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Thank you so much for sharing this.
First, congratulations! I am so happy that you have found a happy and healthy relationship, and that it’s been so healing for you.
It means a lot for me to read this, my most recent relationship (and my only) was also abusive, and I am still healing. People ask me a lot if I will ever date, ask when I will date, poke fun of me for not dating, etc. The truth is, I have been afraid to get into another relationship. I dread the thought of ever feeling the way I did while I was in that relationship, I dread being treated that way, feeling the things you described– it makes me feel hopeful to read that you are a entire year into a healthy relationship and that it’s helped you grown and heal.
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