Ridding yourself of a toxic person in your life usually means deleting their pictures from your computer and/or phone.
But what if you are in the same picture and it’s a great picture? Like, Facebook-profile-worthy picture?
One woman decided to not hit delete but instead, replace her ex with something she was obsessed with.
“So I finally got away from what has turned out to be a truly evil and terrible person. We actually dated for a bit,” Danielle shared with Bored Panda. “To be honest, I’m not really sure why a steak, haha. I love food and a good steak with a nice char on it is probably my favorite thing.”
“While I was deleting a ton of photos, I wondered if there was anything I could do to keep the halfway decent pictures of myself.”
In regards to her ex and what he was like — Danielle summed up his situation in only a few words
“Compulsive liar in every sense. Controlling, violent, drugs, you name it, that was him. Oh, and he almost beat a girl to death. So yeah, I’m glad I got out as lucky as I did. Completely broke but very lucky.”
“So I decided to just replace him with something that I truly and deeply love and trust. Godd*mn steak.”
But now that he is (thankfully) gone — Danielle was able to find something better to replace him.
“It’s hard to be in a bad mood with steak,” she said. “I’m not a big celebrity worshiper so I wanted to do something that I really truly loved. So steak it was.”
“Now I enjoy these pictures again.”
It took Danielle around 10-15 minutes to glow up her pictures.
“My photoshop skills are not the greatest obviously,” she said. “Thank god for the apps!”
“If you’re in a bad situation, play it safe, use your head, and document! Then you can do the things you love in life. Like cuddle up with a good steak.”
“If you’re unhappy about something in your life, change it!” Danielle continued. “Never let anyone feel guilty about making yourself happy!”
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the definition of abuse is”…a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.”
It goes on to say who can be victim of abuse.
“Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.”
So what exactly is domestic violence?
“Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of domestic violence/abuse can be occurring at any one time within the same intimate relationship.”
To learn more about what merits abuse in a relationship, click here.
If you feel you are in a abusive relationship and need counsel, advice or immediate assistance — you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or chat online with the organization here.
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