It made sense to me that the least I could do was not wear shorts that attracted the attention that made him uncomfortable.
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.
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Each and every day I heard all of these insults and many more from the person I thought loved me until I no longer knew who I was.
His obsession with controlling me got so bad I would have panic attacks simply deciding what I would wear for the day.
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To him I was fat, ugly, I dressed like a whore, I was dumb, selfish and a bitch.
I just had to keep my head down and wait for it to be over.
I could not talk to any males without his permission, and if I was not with him I had to wait for his call.
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