– 7:05 pm
(updated 10/17/2022 at 10:28 am)
Actress Abigail Breslin, who became known as a child for the title role of “Little Miss Sunshine”, took advantage of the fact that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the USA and shared, in a post with several slides on Instagram, that she is a “survivor”.
She faced zombies in two “Zombieland” movies, while being beaten up at her boyfriend’s house.
“I was in a very abusive relationship for almost 2 years now,” Abigail wrote. “My abuser took advantage of my innocence and naivety and the relationship subsequently turned violent.”
During that relationship, Abigail says she was “beaten regularly, locked in rooms and forced to pretend everything was fine and normal” while hiding “injuries that most people don’t even see”.
“I would use concealer and hardened foundation to hide any and all bruises because somehow I still cared about this person,” she continued.
Abigail said the abuse made her feel “ugly and hated” and as if she “deserves less than dirt”.
“I was sure, there must be something completely wrong with me. I must have been a bitch, a problem, stupid, useless, ridiculous, overly sensitive, irrational and unloved. Those two years were the loneliest I’ve ever felt,” she added. .
Abigail thanked the “support” of her family and friends during this tragic period, for “helping me out of this horrible situation”, and thanks to that she is now in “a wonderful, healthy, happy and amazing relationship with my fiancé”.
“My C-PTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) is much better than it was the first 2-3 years after my abusive relationship,” he stated. “I still have moments. I still have occasional nightmares and certain things still trigger me. I’m still healing.”
Abigail also said she wanted to share her experience to make others feel “less alone” and to remind those who are “currently in an abusive relationship” that “you can get out of it.”
“I know it sounds impossible and terrifying, but you’ve survived so much and you can if you have the right tools and support.”
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