Disturbing Texts Show What Life Was Like Inside an Abusive Relationship

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Her relationship was not abusive from the beginning; it all started when he became afraid that he would lose her. “My ex-husband was a kind, loving man. That is, until I lost weight (at 5’3″ and over 200 lbs, it was sort of necessary). I then got a job. Suddenly I was cheating, I lost weight to get men, I couldn’t buy clothes that fit me after the 80 pounds lost because it showed off my body,” she said. Adam sent her a barrage of text messages all the time in an attempt to keep track of her every move.

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