I am 40 years old. I have recently ended a 15 yr relationship, we have twin autistic boys together. The thing is that the reason why we split up was because he abused me over the years, verbally and physical. In april of last year he was drunk and got mad at me and smashed my face into a wall and choked me. So i called the police and he spent 6 months in jail for it. During that time i had met somebody else. I have feelings for him. Im like a giddy school girl when it comes to him. I smile when I think about him, when he texts me, when he calls me etc...
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