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Woman Shares Scary Texts From Her Abusive Husband Online

KrissyKross (her Imgur user name) shared a history of abusive text messages from her ex-husband and inadvertently became a public service announcement for domestic abuse. The marriage ended three years ago when she left her husband because he harmed her pets. He served eight months in a military prison for domestic abuse. 

Below are the texts, along with her own words from Imgur and an interview with HuffPost

"I never got therapy afterwards due to lack of money, so I never really learned how to deal with what had happened. I didn’t ever bring it up with anyone and never really talked about it with my family after the fact."

"I made very little money, I was financially dependent and I just really wanted my marriage to work. I didn’t want to give up on it. But it’s hard for people on the outside to really understand that, I suppose."

"I visit my mother [once] every couple years. I had a huge bruise on my arm from where my husband had bit me, leaving visible teeth marks. The bruise was so bad it hung around for almost a month. Long enough for a visit to my mothers and to still be photographed by NCIS when I finally turned him [in] several weeks later."

"I have my own place, a decent job, my pets are doing very well. My credit is shit from the divorce but really, I’m in decent company in that. This isn’t really a sob story; I’m really proud of what I’ve done on my own."

"Getting through the court dates and trying to pay bills alone on minimum wage is hard enough, but I found that my real struggle was learning to undo all the mental and emotional damage that had been done."

If you or anyone you know needs help in the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline. 

H/T: Huffington Post, Imgur