Most Helpful Guy
You just gotta realize not everyone you meet will be cast in his mold. Just because he was physically and mentally abusive doesn't mean all us men are. You just have to put it behind you and press forward, put there is a guy waiting fr you who will treat you as a lover would. It's just now that you have the experience from this last relationship you will know what signs to look for to avoid getting involved with someone like your ex again.
Most Helpful Girl
I'm so sorry you went through all of this abuse... I too just got out of a situation where I was being used for sex, but wanted a relationship. It does hurt a lot...
We're young and have our entire lives ahead of us. Work on bettering yourself and raising your self confidence back up. Take this as a learning lesson and a mistake to not repeat again. I understand that even though he was abusive, that you loved him. The guy I wanted treated me badly, but did not abuse me... just wasn't very nice to me, and I felt the same way about him.