As a victim of domestic violence it is often hard to describe how I felt during that period of that time of my life. There have been several songs I have found that can describe that for me. 
Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain", describes the emotional part of me from beginning to end, and how my relationship evoled over time. This song really resinates with my heart.
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I let it fall, my heart
And as it fell, you rose to claim it
It was dark
  and I was over
Until you kissed my lips and you saved me

My hands,
  they're strong
But my knees were far too weak
To stand in your
  arms
Without falling to your feet

But there's a side to you that I
  never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were never true, never
  true
And the games you play, you would always win, always win

But I
  set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn
  while I cry
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

When
  laying with you
I could stay there, close my eyes
Feel you here,
  forever
You and me together, nothing is better

'Cause there's a side
  to you that I never knew, never knew
All the things you'd say, they were
  never true, never true
And the games you'd play, you would always win, always win

But I
set  fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched your face
Let it burn
while  I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name

I set  fire to the rain
And I threw us into the flames
Where I felt
somethin'  die, 'cause I knew that
That was the last time, the last
  time

Sometimes I wake up by the door
Now that you've gone, must be
  waiting for you
Even now when it's already over
I can't help myself from
  looking for you

I set fire to the rain
Watched it pour as I touched
  your face
Let it burn while I cried
'Cause I heard it screaming out your
  name, your name

I set fire to the rain
And I threw us into the
  flames
Where I felt somethin' die
'Cause I knew that that was the last
  time, the last time, oh

Oh, no
Let it burn, oh
Let it burn
Let
it burn

[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/adele-lyrics/set-fire-to-the-rain-lyrics.html ]

 
 
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 This is a poem that I wrote several years ago that I wanted to share.

Tornados swirl above,
 Carrying chaos,
 And mental abuse.
I ask for help,
                                                               Seeking refuge,
                                                                Sheltering myself,
                                                               With the love from above.
                                                                The winds die down.
                                                                 The storm ceases.
                                                                     Serenity enters my soul.
                                                                        I live  for the moment,
                                                                   And pray for the rest.
                                                                     Life no longer lives me,
                                                                   And I begin to live.
                                                                 Holding the hand
                                                                Of the one who has
                                                              Now become
                                                                My best friend.

                                                              written: 5-3-08