“Unable to move”

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I stood up from taking a nap and my eye fell upon a corner of the green rug. Out of nowhere, I thought, “If you don’t leave now, you will be with him for the rest of your life.” I stood there for several full minutes, unable to move, staring at the corner of the rug, absorbing the fact that somehow the life I’d known for six unhappy years had just changed.

—Autumn

Aftermath: I left him three weeks later, and it remains the single kindest thing I’ve ever done for myself.

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