Woman Becomes Pregnant When She Was Barely 18 Shares Her Story.

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I had a child at barely 18, and have struggled immensely throughout my young adulthood raising said child single-handedly.. while also trying to grow up myself. I’ve worked three jobs for years that pay a pittance. I made the decision to go back to school four years ago, at age 23, and it’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I met my abuser there, and this home we share has been my special hell for the past 3 years.

I am 27 now. I recently graduated with honors. I won a scholarship for being the best performing student in my major. I did all of this while taking abuse daily. I haven’t been able to find a job in my field yet, but today I got a call back with an offer paying more than double what I’m used to, with full benefits, a 401k, weekends off (more time with my daughter), paid vacation and so so much more.

My daughter and I are moving two hours away, far away from this awful place and far away from people who have mentally destroyed me. I have no friends because of this person’s ability to control every single thing in my life at such a gradual pace. I have been truly alone for years.

I have been so depressed, and have felt like the biggest failure for my entire life so far. I watched endlessly as my friends and family continued to accomplish amazing things, while I was struggling to buy food working 3 jobs and living in dangerous places because it’s all I could afford. I felt like it wouldn’t get better, ever. My life was caving in on me. I felt hopeless and depressed, and convinced there was no way out. Ever.

Today, that all changed. I’m already half packed. For the first time in my life, I am PROUD of myself. I told my abuser a few weeks ago that I was sick of his shit and had the courage to leave something I felt was inescapable.

My soul is free. I’ve been crying for 30 minutes.

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