Staying’s worse than leaving

08 Feb

Sunny Sweeney. For my Sisters who are living with the pain of abuse. It gets so much better if you trust yourself to let go of a toxic relationship.

I was knitting with my friends on Wednesday night at the Sweet Shop and one of them asked me where I live. Without missing a beat I said, “I left an abusive relationship a couple of weeks ago. I bought myself a travel trailer and now live in a park right down the street from Awana.”

She looked me in the eye and said, “You rock!”

And I do! I was able to just say right out loud that I left my abuser, and you know what? It didn’t hurt. I didn’t blush. I felt proud that I stood on my own two feet and walked away from the man who was determined to kill my soul.

Oh, sure, there’s bound to be some fallout eventually, but I feel strong enough now to handle any bullshit he might try to fling at me. Bring it on, asshole! I’m ready for you now, your mask is transparent to me and I will no longer lay down and let you wipe your feet on my heart.



Posted by on February 8, 2013 in I totally Rock!, Music


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11 responses to “Staying’s worse than leaving

  1. Still Loving Him

    February 8, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    You do ROCK! I think you might be my hero!

    • Sofia Leo

      February 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Awww, you’re making me blush!

  2. JackieP

    February 8, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    all right!!! You go girl!!! You are strong and smart and yes you do rock! big hugs!

  3. behindthemaskofabuse

    February 9, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Preach it sista!! you rock! when’s the book coming out?! lol

    • Sofia Leo

      February 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I wrote my story for NanoWriMo back in 2005. I could polish it up and add all the M crap, I suppose…Don’t feel like an authority at this point, only three weeks out…

      • behindthemaskofabuse

        February 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

        ha, sounds like it’s there when you feel ready!!

  4. Not Quite Alice

    February 9, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I agree. You rock. 🙂 I just want to run up and give you a great big hug!

  5. El Guapo

    February 9, 2013 at 9:33 am

    You’re coming into your own.
    Love it!

  6. GoddessWife

    February 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    That’s great, good for you! Fels to good to let people know you won’t be pushed around.

    • Sofia Leo

      February 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      I’m done with that. I’m 43 years old and I don’t have to take shit from anybody! If that makes me a bitch, so be it.


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