My Story: Chapter Six

The End of Safety and Seclusion

Lockdown at the shelter

A woman looks at the sky

My husband was ordered to stay back three times by the shelter’s Legal Advocate. She was armed but had not pulled her gun yet. I kept peeking around her vehicle as he yelled at me to “Stop this!”.

Finally, a police officer joined us in the parking lot and called out, “What’s going on…



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Julia Freeman, an anonymous survivor

I write from my experience of being raised by a narcissist and being married to an abusive narc for over 20 years.