According to Huffington Post, three women are murdered by a current or ex male partner every single day in the US. The woman that bravely shared these text messages could have been another statistic, but she got out. Imgur user krissykross revealed her story to the world, including screenshots of text messages from her abusive ex-husband.
After holding it all in for 3 years, krissykross decided to share her story with the Internet. “Strangers on the internet are better than keeping it inside for so long,” she writes. Her post has since been viewed over 600,000 times. It continues to receive a lot of love and support.
This woman was lucky to escape her abuser, many others are not so fortunate. If you or anyone you know needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
“This is a good example of strings of texts I would get at work while on shift (I am not allowed my phone on the clock.)”
“Tony was a coworker. I knew when he clocked off because it was when I was clocking on. Fella helped me change my tire one time and I was suddenly banging him (apparently.)”
“I stayed the night with a female friend from work. He knew because he “set traps” for me”
“I visit my mother one every couple years. I had a huge bruise on my arm from where my husband had bit me, leaving visible teeth marks. The bruise was so bad it hung around for almost a month. Long enough for a visit to my mothers and to still be photographed by NCIS when I finally turned him several weeks later.”
krissykross went on to share more of her story: