Friday, 22 June 2012
Response 4: This time I’m going to do it!
As the blood oozed out of my arm I feebly tried to stop it with a tea towel. I really didn’t want to go to A&E again. In the last two months I had made six trips to A&E, you see. I have never said this before …….…I am in an abusive relationship. Steve is a strong, powerful, domineering, possessive man; so many adjectives but deep down I know what I should do.
I call the ambulance, once again I am taken to hospital to be patched up, but this time it will be different. This time I am NOT going back. As I leave the hospital, on my way to the Women’s refuge I successfully manage to dodge Steve who is loitering in reception. As I step outside, away from Steve and the hospital, I feel like this is truly the first day of the rest of my life.