Getting out of an abusive relationship seems like common sense to most people—except those that actually experience it. The process is easier said than done. Even more difficult than that is sharing the tale after it’s over. For someone who has gone through such emotional abuse, reliving those moments is traumatic.
That’s why we should all commend Imgur user krissykross for coming forth and sharing her story. Using a series of text messages, she shows just how abusive her ex-boyfriend Adam was.
Hopefully, we can all learn from these ten text messages to prevent something similar from happening to our loved ones. Number eight is especially bone-chilling…
10. The First Signs Of Danger
If you get regular texts like this from your significant other, that’s a major warning sign. As you can see from this string of messages, Adam is a paranoid control freak. He doesn’t care that his girlfriend is working and can’t pick up her phone to talk.
It only escalates from here…
9. Adam Vs. Tony
Tony was just a coworker who happened to clock out the same time as krissykross. That’s how she knew when he clocked out.
In Adam’s deranged eyes though, that means she must be cheating on him with Tony. You can instantly see how he plays the victim here as his anger begins to escalate.
8. Setting Traps Is Normal, Right?
Does your boyfriend set traps so he can tell when you are home? If so, get out now.
Once again, Adam plays the victim, yet he finishes with a heartwarming “I love you no matter what you did last night.”
In reality, she just stayed over a friend’s house—probably to get away from her crazy boyfriend. Those traps are only the beginning of his deranged schemes. Read on to number five to see him take this relationship to a dark place.
7. Adam Gets A Dose Of Reality
Adam was emotionally and physically abusive. After a violent bite left a month long bruise on her arm, krissykross threatened to tell her mother. You can almost feel the fear inside Adam as he quickly responds to her threat. Sure enough, she would use this as evidence when turning in Adam weeks later.
6. Calling Her Bluff
To make sure she was really at her mother’s house, Adam asked his wife to send a photo from the house with her holding three fingers as evidence. She did exactly what he said, but Adam didn’t buy it. He followed with a “calling your bluff” text, proving that he is as paranoid as one can get.
5. Krissykross Gets Kicked Out Of Washington
Apparently, Adam has the power to kick his wife out of the entire state of Washington. He then asked his wife to give him a call and discuss the matter. Why midnight though? When his wife visits her mom, Adam has her call him every night at 12 a.m to make sure she isn’t out drinking and taking part in a nefarious activity.
How much insanity can one person possibly take? Slide number three shows how the bubble finally bursts.
4. The Bravery Continues
After the slew of freaky text messages, krissykross continued to share her story on the internet. Perhaps the most disturbing part is Adam’s father, a Tennessee pastor who defended his son’s brutal behavior.
With parents like that, it begins to make sense why Adam is the way he is.
3. Justice Is Served
Krissykross finally got the nerves to leave her husband after he hurt her dog and kitten. While he was at work, she snuck out and hid at a friend’s house while awaiting the arrival of the police. What followed were months of emotionally challenging testimonies and trials with her now ex-husband. In the end, justice was rightfully served but at an enormously high cost.
Thankfully, slide number one shows a fitting end to the exhausting journey.
2. A New Hope
Three years later, krissykross is a new person. As she says, this isn’t a sob story. The fact that someone who went through such trauma can turn her life around into a vibrant one says a lot about the human condition. So let his tragedy be an inspiration to you all in a variety of troubling situations.
1. You Deserve To Live A Happy Life
Take this quote into serious consideration. You may be abused by family or friends but don’t listen to them. You are good enough and you deserve to live a happy normal life.
Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 if you or a loved one needs help.