Stronger Than You Think
One of my sexual assaults still lives in the same city as I do..in 2017; I hadn’t seen him in a year. I walked out a building and he was there. My cab had just arrived. I could not let him feel he got to me. I walked to the car and got in. I felt safe the driver was there. The driver took like what seem like forever to go. My assailant was right there. He shouted just loud enough that I could hear…What he said “was remember me. What my name…” I said his name….As soon as I got home it was or fight or flight thing… I stayed. He just pops up. The remember me took me back that little girl trapped in a cycle of abuse.. He basically controlled all aspects of my life. I lived in and apt with his girlfriend who was in the middle of this domestic thing. My best friend in another state told me just leave. I stayed.. despite everything to protect her. Just trying to be.