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I don't know if it's abuse now, but it was before.

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  • I don't know if it's abuse now, but it was before.

    I think I should start off with some background information. I am 18 now, but when I was 10 I was beaten with a belt until I had bruises all over my legs. This went on for a couple months and only last year did I come to terms with that being abuse and not something I 'deserved'. I still live with my parents, but I have a part-time job and i'm in college.
    I have a partner whose family is tremendously kind to me and I stayed late at their house (10:22 at night) and I come home to find that my car is no longer mine because i'm out late. I wake up to see a text from my mother that says how it's because I don't care about her. They also removed the heater from my room (because I left it n once and it could 'burn the house down' a small portable heater) I sleep with a heating pad and bundle up at night. My mother is manic bipolar and she's definitely said worse, including telling me she wants to kill herself on my birthday last year, but it was all too much last night and today.
    I just don't know if I should stay and I want advice from people who've been where I've been.

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