Dear Love Addiction,
My story is a bit complicated. I am only 22 and just found out I am pregnant with my first child. Well my boyfriend is a former domestic violence abuser, and I knew that when entering this relationship. I thought that I would have been different that maybe it was them and not him. I found out I was wrong. He hasn't hit me since I been pregnant but still. I met him on my birthday when I turned 21 in 2010. My mom died 11 days afterwards and I sort of leaned on him then and I believed I rushed it. I realized it around Christmas that next year and told him. He felt betrayed and hurt. He told me that if I left him he would kill me. I knew he was just talking out of anger but somehow I understood the pain and I stayed. From that moment deep down I knew I was unhappy, but I was always good with masking my pain and I did...only hoping things would get better and it did for a while but soon the damages occurred. I know his dad beat his mom. His mom was a hooker and he saw too much as a child and he had too much freedom to roam the streets. Me, On the other hand, I was sheltered and was in a battered home where my mom smoked crack and so did his...You would think when we met I related to his pain and bit his love. I sometimes feel I can help people, but while falling in love I feel down and I need help...I would love to be on you're show. I think I need REAL HELP!!! Like Intervention!!! But you're the experts so you tell me please; especially for the sake of my child with him. I just don't know what to do. Plus I have more issues I just don't want to type. It’s too much for me to type right now. I would love to tell you more. Please just give me some feedback.
Relationship expert, conference speaker, best-selling author and founder of Couples Academy.