I’ve told Tom that it’s over and that I will be moving out as soon as I can. He keeps trying to hug me but I brush him off. We haven’t had any physical contact for six months and no longer sleep in the same bed, so why now?
Seeing the psychotherapist is crippling me financially but it’s worth every single penny. I’m viewing it as an investment in mine and my children’s future and I am growing stronger by the day. I know now that Tom will never change, I’m starting to understand why I was attracted to him in the first place and I’m putting plans in place to leave him. When I leave I will have no money and no furniture but I don’t care. I will have my children and our future happiness.
Tom has agreed to give me a small sum of money to leave. It will be enough for a deposit and a few vital bits of furniture, the rest will come bit by bit but I’ll manage. Thankfully the therapy has helped me see how strong and resilient I am and I know I’ll cope even though it will probably be one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.