For Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Friday, Abigail Breslin posted on Instagram. Breslin said that for two years, she was in an abusive relationship. Breslin remarked, “These two years were the most lonely I had ever felt.” Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! Abigail Breslin claimed that during a previous abusive relationship, she had experienced domestic abuse.
On Friday, Breslin posted the unvarnished details to Instagram to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed every October. The 26-year-old gave her 532,000 followers a trigger warning at the start of the multi-slide post.
Abigail Breslin/SOPHOMORE (@abbienormal9) shared a post.
Breslin stated, “As a DV survivor, I felt obligated to write a little bit about my story.” I spent nearly two years in a relationship that was quite abusive. I was so in love when everything began out nicely. Unfortunately, my abuser took advantage of my naivete and innocence, and as a result, the relationship turned violent.
Breslin proceeded by saying she suffered from “severe injuries” and was “beaten on a regular basis.”
Breslin writes, “I was beaten frequently, imprisoned in rooms, and made to act as though everything was OK and normal despite dealing with severe wounds…injuries most people didn’t even see.” Because I still cared for this individual, I would cover up any and all injuries with concealer and heavily applied foundation.
Breslin claimed that in addition to her physical wounds, she had experienced “a cornucopia” of verbal insults, humiliating, and “put downs.”
She wrote, “I felt so unworthy of anyone’s affection.” “I felt loathed and ugly.” I thought I deserved nothing more than sand. I was convinced that I must have a fundamental flaw. I was told that I was a brat, a headache, foolish, pointless, absurd, excessively sensitive, unreasonable, and unlovable.
Before thanking her family and friends for their “invaluable role in helping me leave this dreadful situation,” Breslin noted that those two years were “the loneliest I ever felt.”
The ‘Zombieland’ actress continued by discussing her current engagement to Ira Kunyansky, who is 31 years old. In February, the pair made their engagement public.
“I am now engaged to my great, healthy, happy, and amazing fiancé. Breslin added, “I still have moments, but my C-PTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) is considerably better than it was in the first 2-3 years after my violent relationship. Occasionally, I still have nightmares, and some things still set them off. I’m still recovering.
Insider’s request for comment was not immediately answered by Breslin’s representatives.
According to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence , 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner.
Rebecca Strong of Insider spoke with licensed professional counselors Dr. Taish Malone and Elizabeth Fedrick about nine covert indications of domestic violence. Finding a therapist or support group can assist victims of domestic violence to identify and work through the impacts of abuse, boost their self-esteem if it has been harmed, and develop a safety plan for leaving, according to Dr. Malone.
Fedrick advised confiding in a loved one who can understand the situation and offer emotional support if counseling is not an option.