'He beat me and manipulated me - I didn't recognise who I was because of him'
As an overweight 18-year-old Louise thought she was destined for a life as a singleton.
That was until she met Paul.
Ten years older than her, with his own house, good job and nice car, she couldn’t believe it when, after meeting on a night out in Hull city centre, he asked for her number.
After a couple of months of dating, including romantic meals for two at posh restaurants, beautiful bouquets of flowers sent to her workplace, and weekends away, Louise’s dream relationship soon turned into a living nightmare, when he started to abuse her.
“It started when he would get angry with me... read more
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