You no longer have a secret, you have a story- by Melisa Reidy

A story about the domestic abuse from her ex-husband Addison Russel of the Cubs.

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you no longer have a secret, you have a story

To all the strong women I have in my corner, I am more than grateful & thankful for all the love you guys have shown me over the past year. I wouldn’t have been brave enough to share this without your encouragement & support.

Finding the courage to stand up for yourself and take back control of your life takes a lot of guts for someone like me who was in a relationship that striped me away from my self-worth & self-respect. No one wants to admit that there are serious problems going on in your relationship when you first get married, especially when society expects you to always portray your life to be picture perfect when you are in the public eye.

The first time I was physically mistreated by my spouse, I was in shock. I couldn’t wrap my head around what just happened…Why did he get so angry?…

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