An imgur user with the handle "krissykross" has done something rarely before seen online:
She has shared a number of text messages and conversations she had with an abusive husband named Adam back when they were married, giving the public a look at the unsettling nature of such relationships.
Why did she go this route?
“Strangers on the internet are better than keeping it inside for so long,” she explained at the end of her post.
These images have been shared over 600,000 times and it's easy to understand why.
We admire krissykross for her courage and we can only hope she's found a healthy way to move on from such a horrible past...
Typical Messages She Would Receive at Work
Krissy says she was not allowed on her phone while in the office, hence her lack of a response.
Tony Was Simply a Co-Worker, She Explains
But this sort of jealousy was normal from Adam.
Traps Were Often Set
Krissy says she simply stayed the night with a friend in this example.
Physical Traces of Abuse
Wrote Krissy as a caption to explain this exchange: "I visit my mother one every couple years. I had a huge bruise on my arm from where my husband had bit me, leaving visible teeth marks. The bruise was so bad it hung around for almost a month. Long enough for a visit to my mothers and to still be photographed by NCIS when I finally turned him several weeks later."
This One Speaks for Itself
Adam attempted to control Krissy in every way possible, at all times.
You're an Animal
This is positively chilling to read.
The Full Story
Krissy then went on to share far more details of her story.
A History of Abuse
This is as awful as it gets. Our heart breaks for women in this situation.
The Final Straw
Krissy could maybe handle the abuse she was forced to suffer. But she drew the line when innocent animals also felt Adam's wrath.
Doesn't really seem like enough, does it?
A Relatively Happy Ending
"This isn't really a sob story; I'm really proud of what I've done on my own. I just wanted to share for possibly some closure since I never really got that." You deserve it, Krissy.
She Ended Her Message with Humor
But also with the truth.
Oh, And One More Thing
"I promise I'm not double-dipping but I don't know how to edit a post," Krissy wrote as a comment to her own article. "Here are the pets in question now."
This Must Be Said:
If you or someone you love needs help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.