Letter From a Battered Woman
For all the times you took me for granted, the things I did for you, the feelings I had for you. I want you to know how much you hurt me with me with your indifference and the way you never had any appreciation.
For the times I spent scrubbing your clothes on my hands and knees while suffering from crippling arthiritis, when I didn't even have the strength to bathe myself and make sure I was dressed myself, I made sure you were taken care of. You took it all for granted.
For all the times I made your meals, cleaned the house, took care of our child., when I wasn't able to take care of myself, your lack of appreciation let me know you took it all for granted. Your demands for breakfast in bed when I could barely drag myself out of bed, you took it all for granted.
When you took for granted the feelings I had for you and I bore the signs of your abuse, both physical and mental, I was humiliated and ashamed that I couldn't stand up to you. When you made fun of my disabilities telling me no one else would want me and that you could do so much better, you took it all for granted.
When you took for granted the time I put into my education while at the same time having me do all your paper work, you wanted to break my spirit and I let you. I let you make me feel like less than a human being and hung my head.
When You took for granted my desire to help you and let you pawn or sell everything precious to me, you drained me and left me without even the basic necessities. I still cared, even though you took it all for granted.
When I supported you on my megar disability check for four years while you lay in bed and watched TV , you took it all for granted. You called me names, worthless bitch, useless and things that tore out pieces of my soul.
When I told you I was leaving you and that You wouldn't have me to fall back on anymore, you still took it for granted that I would change my mind and stay, but I didn't. I spent the next week packing and moving my things.
Now you call me telling me how sorry you are that you took it all for granted....
But sometimes when you take it all for granted you just can't get it back. I took myself for granted, now i am picking up the pieces of my life and learning to love myself again....
I will never again be taken for granted.