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Amy now believes that her ex-husband's emotional abuse was a missed warning sign. "It was the control that he had throughout the whole relationship in the years we were together," says Amy. "The control and the mental abuse. He had never, ever hit me before. So that's why I had never expected something like that to happen."
Looking back, Amy admits she was living a lie. "It did start out as a loving relationship and that wasn't a lie," says Amy. "Looking back on it and seeing what was wrong…that was a lie. I shouldn't have stayed with it. I should have done something earlier…done something for myself earlier instead of living through what he put me through."