I worshiped you. I thought I needed you to survive. I couldn’t get up in the morning if you weren’t there. And I thought About you throughout my whole day. I lived my life for you. Then you stole it from me. You ruined and deceived me. You made me believe I didn’t deserve to be loved and that I would never have anyone better. You controlled my relationships and I was miserable for years as I gave up my family, my education and my freedom to be with you.
I quit college because I thought you were more fun to be with. But your fun was short lived because I needed more and more of you. I did what ever it took to get to you. Things I am ashamed of today. I slept with strange men, stole money from my boyfriend and I used my entire paycheck on you instead of paying my bills. I betrayed my family because I had to hide you from them. The one time my dad did confront me about you, I lied and manipulated him into thinking I was fine. Now he still has a hard time believing I’m done with you. I remember when my mom and dad both cried when I was sentenced. You made me a disappointment to them.
You took hold of me and squeezed every bit of life out of me. I was no longer the free spirited, joyful person I grew up as. But I got news for you! I’m no longer your slave! I have removed your yoke from my neck and God has freed me from your bondage. You intended to harm me, but God intended you for good. To bring me closer to Him. Now because of what I’ve gone through, I am stronger and I have a testimony that I plan to share with other victims you are trying to get your hands on. You are dead to me. No longer a thorn in my side! I am free to live for me now. And you will never be able to harm me or my family again.