« That day, without a scratch, my heart beating far too fast, I heard myself say over the phone: “It’s now or never.” They understood.
Courageous or desperate? Despite the cancer, an empty bank account and the COVID lockdown, I finally left what I had loved more than myself for ten years.
I was safe and accepted without judgment, but rather with calm, warmth,
smiles and... Purell. First, I was allowed to rest. With respect, tenderness, and plenty of laughs through the tears, I felt listened to, heard, acknowledged, informed, supported, encouraged, and guided.
The kind-hearted angels at La Maison d’Ariane knew and understood the secrets I was shamefully carrying in my heart. Afraid, tired and anxious, I did the right thing by opening up and trusting.
At the age of 56, after two years, I now know that I made the right choice. I’m slowly finding doors that I couldn’t see before because they were too far away.
You might think it’s not your place to say anything. You might even think that you’re the cause, that the violence is justified even though it’s gratuitous and intentional. Even if you are told you’re the violent one, it is up to you. No one deserves to be in this state. »