where can i start? you humiliated me. hurt me. physically and emotionally. and you permanently changed the way i trust people. so in some ways, thanks. you showed me how a man should not treat a woman. you taught me to not care what everyone else thinks. you inspired me to be careful and look before i fall. and i do now. i've found someone a whole bunch better who i know would never hurt me. i can look at him and say something bitchy without getting scared i'll be slapped or pushed. i can say no without getting elbowed and i can close my eyes, without being worried what will be there when i open them. i hope someday you change, and find someone who loves you. i forgive you.