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And Then One Day She Changed


Chloe lived her life as a doormat. Taught from birth to do as she was told, she never dared to question what was asked of her, or even what he demanded.

"Do as I say, do it now. Do it or I'll make you wish you had, and don't you dare tell anyone!" 

And then one day the years of buried anger rose within her.  "No," she said, as she turned and walked away, and on that day she changed.

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I'm linking up with awesome Ivy Walker at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories
The cue this week is "CHANGE"
Come and read what others have written and share a story of your own!

26 comments:

  1. Thank God for that. I hear this story often and i find my response is always the same.

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    1. Sadly, we know too many women whose lives have been like this. I always cheer for those who break from their past, and cry for those who never find the way to freedom.

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  2. I love the first line and the last - so good. And good for Chloe!

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    1. Thank you Lisa! That one word - No - holds more power than can be imagined!

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  3. Domination has nothing to do with love, respect and caring. If only more Chloe's could see the light and do likewise.

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    1. Amen, Old Egg! Control never equates with love, many women are misguidedly think it can.

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  4. Great determination by Chloe. Loved your story, Josie.

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    1. Thank you Linda Kay! Finally finding the courage to say no is never easy, but when one wants freedom badly enough it can be done.

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  5. Life's turning points can seem so very mundane (in retrospect) however, that is to ignore the feelings within that catalyze to produce something... different
    nice, succinct and still engagable

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    1. Exactly, Clark. Saying "no" is the simple part, such a small thing in a way, but so much had to happen for her to reach this point, and the speaking of that one small word will change her path forever.

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  6. That's the ending we pray for in every one of these cases!

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    1. Amen, Mimi. If only there never had to be another story that began like this one but ended in tragedy instead.

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  7. OOOOOOOHHHHHHH I want to know what happened next!

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    1. That day was the first day of the rest of her life, Lizzi, but it sure wasn't going to be easy!

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  8. So happy she finally stood up for herself!

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    1. So was everyone who cared about her! Many prayers answered at last.

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  9. Enough is enough! She finally had enough and was able to move on. Good for her! Wonderful story. :)

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    1. Yes indeed, Jessie, at long last she had enough, thank God!

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  10. Yeah Chloe!!! When we've had enough, that will be the day we say it!!

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    1. Exactly. Chloe finally came to the realization that she had no other choice, that her freedom and very life were at stake.

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  11. Good for Chloe! Once we learn to say no and mean it life does change. Sometimes it takes a long time to say the word though.

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    1. You hit on a key point, Patricia, in predator relationships, there is so much pressure to give in and submit to their control. It takes a long time to find the courage to say the word, and a great deal of strength to stand firm and follow through on it. But it can be done, we all have that power within us when we know we have no other choice.

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  12. Wonderful and inspirational. The ability to say No. To change from being powerless to taking control. Love it.

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    1. Thank you Val! For someone who has been in a battered relationship taking control is a HUGE step to make, but it is a life-changing step!

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