I'll have to send Bamm your way too. He doesn't take too kindly to men sometimes and is wayyy over protective of his women. lol.
I'm so sorry this happened to you. Man I wish I was out there in Ohio right now to beat the crap out of that guy myself. I'm glad you're going through the police with this and I'm glad you're filing a restraining order.
Are you going to take him to court for the assault? You definitely should. He doesn't deserve to get away with this at all. And you don't deserve for him to get away with it. ((HUGS)) I really hope you feel better. Please Please take pictures of all your injuries ASAP. If you take him to court you are going to absolutely want to have those pictures handy for evidence purposes.
Oh my god... Samantha. I am so sorry that happened to you.
This brought tears to my eyes.
Please stay safe and do everything you can so he wont be near you.
I am glad your band boys beat the sh1t outta him and that the cops were called.
As someone who has been through this before, I commend you for taking a stand and getting away from him. I'm sorry that you had to run into him again, and I'm sorry that it ended the way it did, but...I'm glad you have taken another stand and involved the police. I never did, but I wish I had.
I know it hurts like hell, and I know that fear is opened wide again, but take a deep breath, heal, and keep moving on. He'll get his one day....
My advice is to keep a copy of the restraining order with you at all times so you can show it to the police if he violates it. Proof is right there in your hands. Leave a copy in your purse, another in your car, another at work. If he violates it's off to jail he goes. The other day there was a domestic call, the officers detained the male and the order wasn't in the computer but luckily she had a copy with her. The originating agency said they were way behind in putting them into the computer. If she didn't have a copy with her it would've been much longer to confirm. His arse went to jail.
Stay strong, know you're in the right direction of freeing yourself and it never hurts to get counseling after something like that.
I work a late swing shift and carry pepper spray with me and have it out on the way home.
Thanks again everyone. Im trying to not let this stop me from living my life but its been a tough couple of days. When I start to feel "okay" I look in the mirrior and im bounced back to reality. I am healing though. I can't stand the looks I get from my friends and family though its just pure pity and I just don't want to be around anyone.
I am going to court and my mom took pictures of everything so we are all set there. Its scary but it needs to be done if not he's gonna come back and next time he could very well kill me. Really either way there is the risk of him someday killing me but I don't want to live my life in fear. Just right now I want to hide in a hole until I look less scarred.