Desperate to be loved Lori stayed with David despite her family’s objections.
He borrowed $1000.00 from her at Christmas and spent half of it on a ring.
Lori was thrilled that they were finally engaged.
And then he cheated.
The pain assaulted her like a punch to the face and she locked herself away until the tears dried up.
Determined to make a change, she emerged a few weeks later, her head held high. She forced herself to smile, look people in the eye, and exude a confidence she did not feel.
That is when she met Jesse.
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