Meg tells her story of heartbreak, isolation, depression and how she eventually healed, rebuilt, took control and regained her life.
Happy girl was I. Itching to see the world, off I went.
I saw amazing places. I also fell in love. I quit my job, packed my bags, and moved to Finland to be with him. A new language and culture.
Everything was so different and exciting. But then things changed. he told me to lose weight. Wouldn't allow me to go out with my girlfriends. Starting controlling my life. I had no-one to turn to. My family was at the other end of the world. I sank into depression. A dark hole.
I was visited by my friends. They couldn't believe how much I had changed. No longer seeing the strong and carefree person they remembered from back home. I wanted to be that girl again from back home. I couldn't believe I had let it get to this point. Why let myself be like this?
I broke free of his grip. And set out to heal my wounds and rebuild. I found myself again. New wisdoms. I had thought that it would never happen to me. Now I realise that it can happen to anyone. My life is back in my hands.
Happy girl I am.