Thinking about a conversation earlier today: I still have no idea why some women stay with their husbands, even when their husbands are real jerks.
Today’s conversation has little to do with me, it wouldn’t affect my life at all, but after the conversation I kept wondering, “Why does she stay with this guy?” It’s like people assume the worst, that life will only be bad after a separation or divorce. Well, guess what, there’s another option: Life can be better after you move on. There’s no law in the universe that says it has to be worse.
You really can do all of those things you dreamed of doing — such as moving to Alaska, as I did. You can have both male and female friends without worrying about jealousy. Maybe you’ll find someone new, or maybe you’ll find that you like it better alone. Oh, and if the guy is verbally abusive as this one is, think of how joyful it will be to come home without some jerk yelling at you.
Right now you’re making a choice to stay with some abusive guy, so you’re making your life what it is. Don’t blame that decision on someone else. But guess what — you can also make your future life better. It’s your choice.