You helped me leave my abusive husband and find myself again | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN I wrote to you, I was so unhappy. I was 47, stuck in a bad relationship, and I’d virtually given up hope of a better life.

My husband, 49, put me down so often that I’d started to believe I was, like he said, ugly, fat and lazy, and lucky anyone wanted me.

All I did was sit around at home, watching TV, and comfort-eating.

You said I’d be better off without him, and sent me your Abusive Partner ­support pack.

You added that I sounded depressed and recommended I speak to my GP.

You also suggested that I start getting active, to improve my mood, get me out of the house, and make me feel better about my body.

Six months on, I am no longer with my husband. I realised I wasn’t the ­problem – he was.

My doctor also prescribed anti- depressants.

I’ve joined a walking club, where I’ve made new friends.

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I’ve also lost a stone and feel so much better.

Thanks so much – you helped me to be myself again.

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DEIDRE SAYS: It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, particularly when your partner destroys your self-esteem.

Well done on turning your life around.


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