“I ignored the signs he showed,” woman battered less than a year into marriage, writes

  

Ja’Kara Palmore, based in the US, was recently beaten by her husband of less than a year. She however summoned the courage to use her experience to reach out to those who are in a similar situation or about to. In a Facebook post, she wrote: “I decided to snap a pic of my face today.

Not for sympathy because I don’t need it! As ugly as I may feel right now, I know that the feeling is only temporary and after having a few conversations with my family and friends I was forced to remember who and whose I AM!!! The beauty in my face was altered but NOT in my heart!!! 

Yes I am still angry because the man that I trusted with my life and my heart was determined to KILL ME!!! My spirit and heart was BROKEN but the more that I think about it the more that I feel led to share my story! I will be married for a year on the 28th of this month and the man that I chose to spend the rest of my life with was not who I thought he was! Do I love him? 

Absolutely and because I love him I was blinded by the signs that he had already given me! When someone shows you who they are BELIEVE them! I wanted to see the good in him, I wanted to help him shake whatever it was that had a hold on his mind but a person has to first want that for themselves! As hard as it is I have to forgive that man regardless of what he did to me!

I refuse to allow this situation to hinder my growth and all the blessings that are in store for me! I trust that God will get me THROUGH this situation and I will come out on top! I AM AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and NO one should EVER have to go through what I went through! If you are in an abusive relationship GET OUT OF IT… Trust GOD!!! And ‪#‎LIVE‬”

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