Joanne Wonders Why She Stays
Joanne wonders why she got married.
Joanne did not think saying "I do" would mean she had to give up thinking for herself.
She did not think she would have to give up on her dreams and goals.
Joanne wanted to be a partner not his puppet.
She did not realize being a wife meant treading on eggshells afraid with every move she makes.
Joanne cannot believe she has to give up friends and social activities to be married to this man.
Joanne did not understand becoming a wife meant becoming a punching bag.
Joanne did not know being married meant becoming a second class citizen.
Joanne did not know being married would be so lonely.
She did not understand she was now supposed to be the answer for his insecurities.
Joanne wonders why she stays married.
- Joanne Thinks She Has To Stay - A Poem of Domestic V...
A poem detailing a wife's struggle to love her husband when he is abusive to her.