Thank you all for sharing, it impacted me deeply. December 19, 2019 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Thank to all who shared in posts,, asks and comments about their situation of domestic violence and domestic abuse. I recently was able to leave an abusive partner after 20 years, and, second only to therapy, reading what others experienced and went through has been the biggest help in this difficult time. Thank you! I would not have succeeded without you.
posted by 15L06 to MetaFilter-Related at 2:12 PM (21 comments total) 66 users marked this as a favorite

Thank you for sharing your good news -- I'm really glad to hear the site has been helpful along the way.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 3:39 PM on December 19, 2019

All of the internet hugs to you! <3 <3. I hope everything keeps getting better from here on out.
posted by Sparky Buttons at 4:36 PM on December 19, 2019

Sending you my best wishes. I hope the new year and new decade brings you so much happiness.
posted by sallybrown at 4:51 PM on December 19, 2019

MF posts, asks, and comments helped me get out of an abusive relationship years ago as well, in addition to providing a (continuing) framework for processing after the fact. I too am enormously, ineffably grateful to the people who poured their experiences into text so we could benefit. Congratulations on freeing yourself--I'll never forget the sense of freedom (among, naturally, pretty much every other emotion ever invented and those not-yet-named) associated with finally leaving. YOU DID IT!!! 2020 is yours; I hope you bask in your strength as you orient yourself to better and brighter times.
posted by youarenothere at 5:35 PM on December 19, 2019 [16 favorites]

Congratulations!!! ❤❤❤ best wishes for your new year and new life!
posted by supermedusa at 5:35 PM on December 19, 2019

Congrats! You saved yourself.
posted by praemunire at 6:01 PM on December 19, 2019 [2 favorites]

posted by Gorgik at 8:25 PM on December 19, 2019

You are amazing! I wish you so much joy and freedom and safety.
posted by purenitrous at 9:03 PM on December 19, 2019

Congratulations on gathering your strength and getting out! May the new year bring you happiness and many good things.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:54 PM on December 19, 2019

Congratulations and I am wishing you everything lovely and safe and bright for the holidays and 2020!
posted by fairlynearlyready at 10:04 PM on December 19, 2019

I am so happy for you, sending love and hugs.
posted by ellieBOA at 2:32 AM on December 20, 2019

I'm glad you found your strength. Much respect.
posted by heyho at 4:59 AM on December 20, 2019

Wow! You are badass. Every good wish to you on your journey to health and happiness in freedom.

I would also suggest: keep reading and Ask-ing on MeFi. This site didn't help me leave but it helped me deal with the after-pains of leaving. I'm still reduced to tears when I read some of the utterly kind and gentle responses I got for some of my early Asks on this site. They are still a spring of reassurance on hard days, which do get so much rarer as time passes.
posted by MiraK at 6:07 AM on December 20, 2019 [4 favorites]

Best wishes for your strong new beginning!
posted by antiquated at 6:19 AM on December 20, 2019

Congratulations. Be kind to yourself. I'm 30 years away now, practically, and sometimes still processing. But you'll be okay--you really will. Much happiness to you.
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posted by PMdixon at 4:48 PM on December 20, 2019

It's hard but worth it. I'm so glad you got out.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 2:01 AM on December 21, 2019

This made my day. Thank you!
posted by pipoquinha at 3:51 PM on December 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

This is such great news. Go you!
posted by Too-Ticky at 12:22 AM on December 23, 2019

Oh, peace and joy!
posted by virago at 9:31 AM on January 7, 2020

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