“She should leave him” they said. “None of us would put up for that shit, that’s for sure.”
Yeah? You think? Well, what about when I put up with the shit? Is this what you were saying behind my back too? I put up with it until DSS gave me a choice: my baby or my husband. I’m not sure I would have made the hard call, had I not been forced to.
And of course now that my situation is far enough in the past it is easier for people to forget who they are talking to and where I come from. She was telling me how anyone would leave him.
“Oh yeah? Well, I’m telling you from experience, it isn’t that easy. She is now in the position of either putting up with the shit or being a single mom. I’m telling you right fucking now that that is not an easy decision for anyone to make. If you disagree then you are either wrong or a way better person than me.”