Leaving an abusive relationship can be difficult. As many women who have found themselves in such toxic situations will attest, some convince themselves that their significant other didn't mean to be so violent, or bought into his apology, or start to believe his disparaging words and comments about themselves.
But one woman finally decided that — despite her boyfriend's convincing — she deserved better than an abusive relationship.
In a brave and bold move, she found the strength to break up with him, and then wrote about her decision and her journey to be a healthy, single individual.
In a note that begs the viewer to "read me," Jamie describes her difficult decision and subsequent attempts to return to a normal, happy life. The letter reads like a heartbreaking return to self, but finally, this story has a happy ending.
Jamie describes how the "aloneness" set her free, and how her life improved without her abusive ex.
Somewhere along the way, I let go. I let go. I released all the painful memories, the names he had called me, the shards of him buried deep in my brain.
I stopped believing the things he had made me think about myself. I began to see how extraordinary, breathtakingly beautiful life is. I meditated, drank too much coffee, talked to strangers, laughed at nothing... Once I discovered that my happiness depended only on myself, nothing could hurt me anymore.
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Jamie's letter is a beautiful and inspirational piece that will hopefully prompt more young women in bad relationships to value themselves more and end things.