Staring abuse in the face and winning – one survivor’s story

“It came to a point where I wish I had the strength to commit suicide. I stopped being fearful of him and when he started making his threats I would tell him, ‘is either  you do what you have to do or let me go’. Slowly that is how it eased with his threats and him coming around.” 

It was if she was reliving her experience six years ago when she endured months of abuse, harassment, embarrassment and emotional torture at the hands of a man she once loved.  

Her shoulders sagged and while she was no longer crying (she cried during our conversation) the sense of sadness and frustration was tangible. ….

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