r/TwoXChromosomes Jan 14 '22

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u/PM_ME_HAPPY_MEMORIES Jan 14 '22 edited Jan 14 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome Starry Helpful (Pro)

It has been well documented that an abusers next step after choking is murder. Your boyfriend is one very small step away from taking your life. Please don’t ever go back to him, and find a therapist to try and understand why you are struggling with this. You deserve so much better.

https://www.strangulationtraininginstitute.com/strangulation-the-red-flag-of-domestic-violence-that-we-never-discuss/

https://www.mobileodt.com/blog/taking-your-breath-away-why-strangulation-in-domestic-violence-is-a-huge-red-flag/

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/8426282002

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2573025/

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u/Zelldandy Jan 14 '22

Can confirm. Was strangled a lot. Escalated to plausible murder-suicide threat with a knife pulled.

Not fun.

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u/PM_ME_HAPPY_MEMORIES Jan 14 '22

I’m so sorry that happened to you. I hope you are completely safe now and have been able to process it in some way. It sounds absolutely terrifying.