Tanya Williams: 'I Slept with a Knife Under My Bed'
“I slept with a knife under my bed,” says Tanya. “Out of fear because I didn't know who was walking into my bedroom. He (Jayson) would go out consistently for a period of time, and when he came in, I didn't know who was walking in my door. Was it the Jayson I had fallen in love with 20 years ago, or was it the Jayson who was going to come in and be upset with me because his life was in the toilet?”
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