He Seemed Like a Super Nice Guy

It happened when I was in a relationship with this guy my senior year of high school. He never seemed the type to do those kinds of things, he seemed like a super nice guy. But he was just really good at pretending in front of others. The relationship was not just verbally and physically abusive but sexually abusive as well. He took complete control of my life during those four months, to the point my weight dropped to 89 pounds.

I have never told my family because I have been ashamed, but I am trying to move passed that and I am hoping sharing my story with fellow survivors will help me do that. I am not that same naive girl anymore. Because of what my ex did but I am stronger in ways. I know so much more about myself thanks to the healing process and my best friend being by my side.

-Sam, Survivor