Has anyone else ever gone through something like this? I know that I need to move on..
My close and dear friend dated, fell in love with, and married a man much like your ex. He beat her up while drunk/high. He apologized, admitted he had mental health issues, swore he'd get help. She stayed.
The 2nd time he beat her up he put her in the hospital. She divorced him. She got a PPO (restraining order/personal protection order).
Months later they started talking again. They reconciled. They even got re-married. Since there were kids involved, hers from a previous marriage, they delayed their honeymoon by a month or so and were only able to get away for a long weekend at a hotel not too far from home. She called her sister and the friend who was babysitting every evening to say hi, check on the kids, and tell them she loved them. Then she didn't call one night. Her family and the babysitter became concerned. Her sister called the hotel and then the local police.
The police went to do a wellness check.
February 8, 2010 she was found dead of multiple stab wounds. Her name was Cassandra. Cassie.
Her husband was arrested 1 day later and convicted of her murder. He is currently serving 35 years in prison.
Her 4 children are now adults. I keep in touch with her oldest, who is now 25. Cassie has 3 grandchildren she will never know and who will never know her.
Cassie and her sister were very close. Cassie's sissy was pregnant when she died. Cass loved kids and couldn't wait for her sister to have her baby. Now, he'll never know his Aunt, who anticipated his arrival with such joy.
We all hated him. We all told her to stay the **** away from that POS manipulative mentally defective absolute waste of carbon. She didn't listen and now she's ashes in a crypt.