I must admit my relief at discovering my ex found a new girlfriend. This meant all the energy he focused on me was now directed at someone else. There was some guilt in my feeling of relief because I know what he’s doing to her. He’s building her up so high she must believe the man of her dreams has finally arrived and they will live happily ever after. Soon enough though, he will start chipping away at her to eventually dominate every move. Better her than me, right? Well, that was until I learned she moved in with him and brought along her young son. Many hours were spent worrying about this child, and I considered contacting her to give a fair warning about the future. Unfortunately, I understand where she is at, and no one can penetrate his control until she is ready to hear it. I can only hope she figures it out faster than I did and gets out. I can’t help her now, and my meddling would just bring more chaos into her life and that of her son. Wake up, honey. Wake up quick. He has perfected his art, and his mask is almost magical. It will come off, and the truth behind it will devastate much more than you could ever know.