7 Motivational and Inspiring Stories about Finding Courage In Life | Part 2
Regardless of your situation, you have either been in or known someone who has experienced what you will read below. Further, you can apply this to where you have been or are in a situation of fear not knowing how to move forward. YOU MUST face those fears head on and do something about them. You must decide to run your own life by choice and not be run by something outside of you.
2. A Story About Finding The Courage To Leave An Abusive Spouse
Brittany’s husband was good to her for the first few months of marriage. She got pregnant, they were happy, and everything seemed perfect. Then she found out he was cheating on her.
She confronted him, yelled, screamed, and slammed doors. She knew she was overreacting, but she could not believe that he would cheat on her. He did not say anything to her. He just walked out the door and did not come back for a week. He did not answer her calls. He gave her the silent treatment for the entire week and she nearly lost her mind.
Her friend told her that this kind of treatment was emotionally abusive and she needed to make sure she let her husband know that it was not okay to treat her like this. Instead, when her husband came back, she decided to let it go in fear that he would leave again. He never brought up that cheating incident and she feared bringing it up due to the consequences.
Then a few months later she found out he was still cheating on her and she flipped out again, except this time he did not just leave. He grabbed her by the throat and told her that she had pushed him toward cheating because she was so crazy. Then he pushed her into the wall, walked out the door, and did not come back for two weeks. Again, he gave her the silent treatment.
When he came back, she had nearly lost her mind. Wondering where he had been, and assuming it was with the other woman, had left her feeling hopeless and unwanted. She felt weak and powerless, believing if she pushed her husband again he would run back to the arms of his mistress, so she decided once again to let it go.
After she had their baby, her husband became angrier. He did not like the baby crying. He did not like the fact that his wife could not always keep the house clean and have supper on the table for him. In addition, he did not like the attention she was showing to her baby over him.
One night, as she got up to check on her crying baby, he told her to get back into bed. She told him that she needed to check in on the baby first, and started to walk towards the door. He jumped out of bed, grabbed by the hair, and threw her back into bed. He screamed, “I told you to get back to bed!” She instantly jumped back out of bed and tried to run towards the door. He grabbed her by the hair again, punched her in the side of the face, and threw her back on the bed. The pain she felt was immense and she stayed in bed after that, feeling both physical and emotional pain, as she listened to her baby cry.
Five years later, after two more kids, her husband had grown more emotionally and physically abusive. She felt trapped, not just by his abuse, but because he paid the bills, and she believed that she could not survive with three kids on her own. She just could not find the courage to do what she needed to do.
Then, one day he spanked their oldest kid so hard that he could not sit down without bawling in pain. That was when she found the courage to look into how to leave her abusive husband. Unfortunately, it took the abuse of her child to give her the courage she needed.
Within a week, she left her husband finding herself a safe place to start getting on her feet. It was not easy with three kids, but it was much easier than being in an abusive relationship with her husband.
Her husband did try to find her, but, eventually, he gave up on her and the kids and found himself a new woman to abuse. Brittany moved on eventually finding herself a loving and caring man. She now spends her days in a supportive relationship, not in one that drags her down. She says however, she wishes she had found the courage to leave him earlier because she and her children did not deserve to live or be treated in that manner.
If you need to find the courage to leave an abusive spouse, remember Brittany’s words and find other motivational and inspiring stories that may help you realize that nobody deserves to live in a state of fear and unhappiness. Love does not and is not supposed to hurt us in such a manner. Having the courage to leave an abusive relationship means giving yourself a gift of a better, happier, and more loving life. In addition, if you take the proper precautions and plan things out, everything will work out when you are on your own no matter how scary or unlikely it seems.
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