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I wanted to support him and be there for him in any way he needed me.
Gradually his behavior changed, he no longer spoke to me about his issues but instead became angry when I did things he did not approve of.I felt more helpless each time I attempted to break up.The threats against my family terrified me and I would never forgive myself if something happened to any of them.I would drive to the cliff and beg him to get away from the edge.The pressure of feeling like I literally had his life in my hands was too much for me to handle at the age of 19.Being choked became a regular occurrence, I knew in my gut I needed to end the relationship, I just had to figure out how to do that.
Over the last year of our 4 year relationship, I cannot begin to count the number of times I attempted to break up with him.It was worth dealing with the pain alone to prevent Phil from killing himself and anyone from my family being hurt.Through all of this my home was my safe haven where I could take a breath and I always felt loved.I was 17 and had already endured his constant abuse for almost 2 years.The acts of verbal abuse, and physical violence were endless.Around the age of 19 the violence got so bad I feared for my safety like I never had before.