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One Week Out: The Complicated Relief of Escaping Abuse

Each day after leaving brings emotions that are anything but simple

Photo: David von Diemar/Unsplash

Day One

We leave in the night. It isn’t how I planned it, but none of this is how I planned it. Nobody plans to end up in an abusive marriage; we just ignore the signs that foreshadow its inevitability.

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Maggie Haukka

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