In an emotional video posted on Facebook, Emma Murphy, a 26 year old mother of two talks about
I finally decided I need to do this for me and my children.
She had been in a relationship for 3 and a half years with who she thought was the love of her life. He cheated on her with one of his clients, although he denied it initially the other women rang and told her she was pregnant. With the stress of the situation Emma went into labour early.
She took him back though, and not long after he cheated on her again, which he denied again. And after confronting him about it and going through his phone he gave her the black eye you see in the video below.
This wasn’t the first time he had physically abused her, and Emma lists other times he had abused her, including at public events.
He tells me my insecurities are going to kill me.
“I’ve had the courage to walk away and go straight to my family and friends and people who love me. I’ve had the courage to do something about it this time. Because not even once is it unacceptable.”
She pleas that if there’s anyone out there that have been through what she has that you need to find the courage to get out of the situation as soon as possible. For your kids, and for yourself.
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