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Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

I was 18 when I started dating my abuser. He was 26. I was a single mom at the time, and I had no other family except my great grandmother. Our relationship was great in the beginning. He helped me raise my daughter and took care of us. I would never have suspected anything. I… Continue Reading Love Shouldn’t Hurt

“ROOT BEER!”

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

When I first came to the YWCA shelter it was in the middle of the night; I asked lots of questions and one of the advocates talked to me about getting a protection order.  I told her I was afraid to get one because my husband said he would take my kids away from me… Continue Reading “ROOT BEER!”

I am a Survivor

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

I met my husband when I was 18 yrs. old. I met him through a mutual friend that I babysit for. We got along very well, he seemed nice. We talked for a year over the phone, as he was in a relationship with another woman and I was spending time out of high school… Continue Reading I am a Survivor