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When I was nineteen, I met a twenty-one-year-old young man who was dark and handsome, mysterious and moody. Three years later, after a long-distance relationship, we would marry, and that’s when he became the abusive husband I would live with for the next thirteen years. This one decision, this decision to have this particular relationship, would result in years upon years of devastation—emotional, physical, financial—complicated layers of pain and damage that would affect me,see more