1. When she backhanded me in the mouth until I lost consciousness.
“I endured a physically, emotionally, and mentally abusive relationship for over six years with my first wife, four of which we were married. There were many, many instances that should have caused our marriage’s demise.
The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, though, was eight days after I had major oral surgery. Due to a freak medical occurrence, I had to have 28 teeth cut out and two holes drilled into my sinus cavities from top of the back of my gums.
She and I were in a grocery store parking lot, and I asked her not to start an argument in the store because it’s a small town and I was so tired of being ‘those people’. Her reaction was to backhand me in the mouth. Six times.
Or at least I counted six times because I’m pretty damn sure I lost consciousness. I just remember waking up when we were pulling into our driveway while she’s freaking out because my face is against the window and blood is coming from my mouth like a fountain.”