This story was submitted to us by Babs, a 65 year old woman and survivor of domestic abuse. We're grateful to her for sharing her experiences with us.
'I first met him when I was 24, studying by night for a degree. He was nothing like the man of my book dreams. But he was affectionate, kind and tactile. He would wrap his arms around me with love. He was funny, witty, and had a love for the pub. I thought he would be my soulmate...'