I was in a sexual, verbal, financial, physical and emotionally abusive relationship for six years. I was 20 when we met and I broke up with him at age 27. We started dating when I was 21. He love bombed me so hard I couldn't see straight. He made me think this was it for me and was the rainbow at the end of my tunnel. But it wasn't. He gaslighted me and abused me on a daily basis making me feel smaller than small. I still have flashbacks of him punching me in the face drunk. I still have flashbacks of him telling me I'm stupid and ugly and fat. He isolated me from family and friends yet told me I could leave whenever I wanted. He hurt me in ways I'll never be able to discuss. I'll never date again.