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And he's gonna kill me. And to me, this whole interaction was very normal. The youth pastor was freaking out. So I'm standing there like I need to get my car back. And these pastures like we need to go and so finally convinced me to get in the car and leave and he called the police. And I'll never forget there was a female officer and she said here. I want you to take this and she was handing me a domestic violence brochure and I said, I don't need that. And she was like I want you to take this and I said, I don't need that. And she said it down on my coffee table. And I remember when she left. I picked that brochure up and I had been in a seven year long, abusive relationship, but it wasn't until that moment that I really Realized that it was an abusive relationship because I was in such a deep level of denial. You know, you see the billboards of domestic violence victims and they all have black eyes and like he never hits me in the face, and I've never had a black eye and therefore This is not domestic violence, but it wasn't until that moment that I really realized and I just lived in denial all of those years about it. I didn't see him as my exploiter. I didn't see him as a pimp. I saw him as The love of my life crazy enough. Basically all of that left me with this very strong desire to feel a sense of safety that I never had. And so my life did change

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