Domestic abuse teaches you to lie.
You lie to yourself in the form of denial to protect yourself from the horrors you have experienced.
You lie to your friends, family, and coworkers to spare them from being burdened by your ordeal.
You lie to your abuser in an effort to keep him/her happy so you wont get hurt.
Did it work? No.
Lying to yourself keeps you in the abuse longer.
Lying to the people in your life keeps you from getting support.
Lying to the abuser does not reliably keep you from getting hurt.
Figure out your truth and stick to it.
You have a right to your truth even if others deny it.
And they will because abusers will not want to face your truth.
Truth is the only way to stop the madness.