Warning: this post details sexual abuse and domestic violence and may be triggering for some readers.
For one whole week in 2013, Gabbe Rowland was injected with heroin, beaten and sexually assaulted by her then-boyfriend, Justin Mustafa.
Now 28, Gabbe is refusing to let her negative experience define her, and is helping others by sharing her story with the world.
Speaking to The Sun, Gabbe admitted she was "head over heels" in love with Mustafa when they first began dating in 2011.
When he told her he was due to appear in court, accused of filming an ex-girlfriend naked without her consent, she was "impressed with his honesty".
"He denied it was true, explaining they had made a sex tape together, and when they broke up she was so angry she went to the police and made up a story," Gabbe said.
"I don’t know if I was blinded by my feelings, but I was impressed with such honesty. I vowed to support him because I believed him."
He was sentenced to one year behind bars, but Gabbe stayed by his side. Soon after Mustafa was released, she discovered she was pregnant with his child.