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  • Writer's pictureDanielle Dexter

Exorcising the Demons (Sneak Peek)

Sometimes, we have this preconceived notion that when we overcome an obstacle, it’s smooth sailing from there on out. We believe that the hardships end with the hurdle—but that is far from the truth. Recognizing the need for a change and then actually making it is a feat in itself. And although the work to get there is hard, we must also acknowledge that it doesn’t stop there.

Once upon a time, I convinced myself that once I decided to leave my “Mike,” everything would be fine. I would be happy, and life would be as I always dreamed it would be. But I failed to see that all the reasons I decided to leave him were the same lessons I still needed to learn. I needed to heal. I needed to understand why I put up with certain things and why I decided it was OK to be treated the way I let him treat me.

Before deciding to leave him, I did everything in my power to make it work.

“For years, I knowingly fought a losing battle—one where I knew I would never come out as a winner. Yet, there I was, day after day, putting up the good fight just so that I could continue perpetuating a lie. My demands were quite simple: I wanted trust, respect, and most importantly, love. But the man I chose to spend the better part of my twenties with was incapable of giving those things (especially when it involved any effort on his part.)

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