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AIBU to want to share with you that I am proud of myself??

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BusyHomemaker Wed 20-Mar-13 21:30:39

I recently left my abusive husband. I have been constantly questioning myself... have I done the right thing? Am I at fault? Is his behaviour really just down to depression? Will he change?

I don't possess a vacuum cleaner or a washing machine and I sleep on a borrowed inflatable mattress. My daughter has been peacefully sleeping in her cot since 7:30pm, my dog is snoozing on the (donated) sofa and it has just dawned on me that I am sat here, doing what I want to do, listening to a radio station that I have chosen (as I no longer possess CDs or itunes)! Nobody has switched it off and turned on the TV or played their guitar or both at the same time!!!! I honestly can't remember the last time I have selected my own music in the evening!

Just wanted to share! I think we're going to be OK smile

suebfg Wed 20-Mar-13 21:32:12


suebfg Wed 20-Mar-13 21:32:29

smile YANBU

Isityouorme Wed 20-Mar-13 21:32:59

Well done for taking this stand, huge pat on the back for you!

CabbageLeaves Wed 20-Mar-13 21:33:06

You will be fine smile

LizzieVereker Wed 20-Mar-13 21:33:36

I'm proud of you too, Busy thanks. You have made a content and happy home for your little family. Here's to many more peaceful evenings!

Stixswhichtwizzle Wed 20-Mar-13 21:34:02

YANBU! Well done for being brave enough to take action. You'll be great!

N0tinmylife Wed 20-Mar-13 21:34:22

YANBU! Well done you!

OpheliasWeepingWillow Wed 20-Mar-13 21:34:54


StuntGirl Wed 20-Mar-13 21:35:00

You'll be better than OK smile thanks

WorraLiberty Wed 20-Mar-13 21:36:40

YANBU that must be a huge relief.

Since you've managed to get an internet connection, why not sign up to Freecycle and see if you can get a vacuum cleaner/washing machine etc?

INeedThatForkOff Wed 20-Mar-13 21:36:48

Wow, you make circumstances that many of us would moan about sound like heaven. Really well done, and it can only get better from here smile

TheEasterQODdy Wed 20-Mar-13 21:37:18

Well done!

DevonCiderPunk Wed 20-Mar-13 21:37:53


in fact YAB bloody marvellous. All power to you smile

Shellywelly1973 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:38:00

You've done the hardest bit, you left!

You will be absolutely brilliant-you are a strong & capable women. Well done!

HollyBerryBush Wed 20-Mar-13 21:38:55

Sometimes, the simple things in life really do give the most satisfaction.

Well done you, for finding peace within yourself and your life

IsItMeBU Wed 20-Mar-13 21:39:05

Wow ! You have every right to be proud of yourself! Well done

aldiwhore Wed 20-Mar-13 21:39:35

Well done you, really and truly.

And thank you for posting this, it's important to hear what happens AFTER leaving.

You are going to be okay. x

(Oh and what *worra& said re: Freecycle)

Kyrptonite Wed 20-Mar-13 21:40:18

Where are you OP? If you're anywhere near Northamptonshire I have a spare Hoover you can have.

SucksToBeMe Wed 20-Mar-13 21:41:07

smile I'm proud of you too! You DD is lucky to have you!

Smartiepants79 Wed 20-Mar-13 21:41:20

Hurrah! Stuff can be replaced. You are safe and happy.
Good luck.
Definitely try freecycle. It is great.

blackeyedsusan Wed 20-Mar-13 21:43:08

i have tesco club card. never use it much, but i have it because I can.

well done. and yay. brilliant isn't it!

BusyHomemaker Wed 20-Mar-13 21:47:09

Thanks for all your lovely messages of support. It really does feel marvelous! And yes, I have just joined Freecycle! Thank you for the suggestions Worra and aldi smile Not near Northamptonshire Kyrptonite but thank you for your offer x

HerrenaHarridan Wed 20-Mar-13 21:49:09

Hooray for you!

Yy to freecycle, also gumtree amd preloved have freebies sections.

Whereabouts in the country are you, I have about enough bedding to keep Russia warm in winter. Also lots of under 1s clothes and kitchen tat.

Pm if your interested smile

Congratulations on your new life!

HerrenaHarridan Wed 20-Mar-13 21:49:42

Oh meant to say am Edinburgh/ Lothian smile

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