• How To Help A Friend Who Is The Victim Of Domestic Abuse

    5 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    Trigger warning: abuse
    I fucking hate bananas. I mean, they are a fine fruit, soft and sweet and full of potassium. They are also brightly colored. In fact, yellow is one of my favorite hues. But we have a sordid past, bananas and I, and that is because the first time my husband hit me was during a fight over a banana. He clocked me square in the nose, crunching the cartilage and breaking the skin above my eye. And while I should have walked away then, in that moment, I didn't. I stayed for more than a decade, in a dangerous and volatile situation. I was abused for years. The reason?...
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