How We Met: Romance or Abuse?

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How We Met: Akanksha Rathore

Today’s love story on How We Met focuses on abusive relationships and their long lasting side-effects. Here it goes:

Have you ever witnessed your mom, sister or friend become a victim of an abusive relationship? Have you ever wondered why they stayed with the abuser for so long? Have you ever felt that cold feeling inside you when the person you thought you loved curses you and puts you down? Did you ever find yourself in a situation that took your belief off of relationships, marriages and love itself?

Akanksha Rathore too, like many others, became a victim of an abusive relationship. The torture she went through for three years left a negative impact on her life. No matter how hard she tried, the frustration and depression couldn’t come to an end.

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How We Met: Akanksha Rathore

Her last relationship took her belief off of love or anything even remotely romantic. She decided to stay on guard because she couldn’t allow anyone to take control over her again. She didn’t want anyone else in her life.

She needed time to make sense of her own thoughts, but little did she know what the destiny has planned for her. Not long after that, she found someone who was as broken as she was.

How We Met: Akanksha Rathore
How We Met: Akanksha Rathore

His soul, like hers, was torn and ripped into pieces. His ex-girlfriend was Akanksha’s friend and she betrayed him. After so long, Akanksha had found someone she could share her true feeling with; she found comfort in talking to him.

Days went by and they became really close friends. Talking to each other gave them the energy to endure the feelings of hurt and betrayal. They didn’t realize when but in between all the care and compassion, they developed romantic feelings for each other.

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How We Met: Akanksha Rathore

And they have been together ever since. People think that only ‘bad boys’ are capable of hurting someone, little do they know that the class clown, nerds or the mama’s boys are equally capable of abusing their significant other, in a relationship. In fact, this is not limited to gender, and often, it is the male who is the victim. Abusers can be charming and everything that you have dreamed of, but that is the trick that many use. So if you find yourself emotionally strained, chances are you need to reevaluate you decisions, because it is only after you step away that you can find true love!

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