I’m sharing this as a domestic abuse survivor in the hopes that someone who really needs it might see this and find the opportunity for help. I’ve been free of abuse for 10 years but I remember it a whole lot better than I wish I did. I also wish someone had told me that love shouldn’t hurt, because it took me so many years to realize that what I was going through was not normal and that it was wrong. Maybe you don’t completely understand what’s happening to you or your family, like I didn’t, but if you have to ask, “Am I being abused?” don’t just ask yourself that question. Ask someone who can help you answer it.