by Ellie Garratt

Why do I stay with him? Love? No. Every day I spend with him is another 24 hours of justification, a marker of the nonrefundable price I pay for trying to make him see me as I truly am – the person who stayed. She had run away and left him for another man. I never would, no matter what the cost.


Ellie Garratt is the author of Second Chances, which appears in the fundraising book 100 Stories for Haiti. She lives in the UK, and blogs here.