I think all of us at one time or another have either experienced some type of abuse or know someone who did. For too long woman (and men) have been to afraid or ashamed to come out and speak about what they went through. The emotional scars are deep for these people and it takes many years to hopefully overcome--if they are brave enough to escape the abuser!
It took this author many years to finally get the courage to escape her abusive husband. Like most abused people she was afraid to speak out and ask family and friends for help. I know that feeling well-luckily I got out of the situation before it got out of hand. After the fact I remember my friends saying "why didn't you tell us-we would have helped". I have no idea why I didn't ask for help-I don't think anyone can truthfully answer that-except that they are afraid that it will make it worse, and in my case I was embarrassed that I had allowed it to happen.
This author takes us through her entire journey and beyond. She tells how she was originally roped in and how she ultimately escaped. She also relates how it affected her for many years afterwards.
In my opinion this book should be read by everyone-men and women alike. It is short and extremely well written.
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About the Book: (from Amazon)
As a Domestic Violence Survivor, I had kept my past a secret from many. I had put on a smile to hide my pain and kept a distance from those who I felt could see through the facade. Eventually, I realized that my emotions were bigger than I could handle on my own and I decided to finally get honest with myself and others and tell my story. http://ridingemotions.blogspot.com/
This is a book about escaping the emotional prison to find freedom. Despite what has led you to shut out those around you, this book reminds us that we are not alone.
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About the Author: (from the back of the e-book)
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Erinn Sluka is a Wife and Mom to 1 son and 2 Stepsons. She is a writer and Blogger at 3SonsHaveI.com and parentinghealthy.com . Erinn is very devoted to her family and enjoys her time outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and boys. They frequently travel, camp and ride ATV’s in their spare time. For 6 years, Erin was a victim to a very physically abusive relationship and credits her faith for allowing her the courage to escape the relationship. This is Erinn’s first book and it is her hope that her story will help others find the courage to sort through the emotional roller coaster so many of us feel we are in and redeem ourselves to live the fulfilling lives we are meant to live. Erinn is always open to share more and connect with her readers if you contact her.
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