As the car is speeding down the highway, he cranks the music as loud as he could and Sima tries to climb into the backseat to protect her son’s ears since the abuser was not listening to her to turn the music down.
He finally turned the music down and said “You better believe when we get home, you’re gone. You are leaving.”
After arriving home, he went to their safe and took some money and left. She didn’t know where he was going or how long he was gone. She had no credit cards, money or anything in her name. Sima proceeded to take the rest of the cash out and tried hiding them when he came back.
He went back to the safe and the money was gone. He started screaming at her and he went looking for the cash and in the process dumped out all her drawers, ravaged her closet and dumped her jewelry out, along with her purse, which her child proceeded to play in. All the while he chased her around the house. She was frightened of him.
She had her cellphone and wanted to call her mom. But he cornered her in the kitchen and she stood about six inches from the corner of it. She put her phone behind her back and he pushed her into the counter and grabbed her phone from her.
Sima looks over to see her son playing with the items in her purse.
The abuser demands that she go and get the money that she hid. She agreed. She picked him up and walked to his bedroom, shut the door and climbed out her child’s bedroom window and ran to a neighbor’s house.
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