Nearly one in three women (33%) in the United States has been slapped, pushed, or shoved by an intimate partner at some point in her life. Approximately one in four women in the United States (24%) has experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner in her lifetime.
Recovery from Abuse - Lies and Secrecy-
I find comfort in knowing I am not the only embarrassed, hurting, confused, and self-doubting female in a crowd. Trust me; I am not comforted by the fact that other women have been hurt! No, I am comforted by the fact that I am not the only person who has experienced this type of pain. The secrecy of my abuse let me to believe that I was the only person in the world who allowed her abuser to get away with such atrocities.
I am not the only person hiding in this dark, secret, fearful world that my abuser created. Sometimes I realize I am not the only person in the grocery store who has been hurt. Or, I look around at women in the local shopping mall and realize they may be hiding behind a secret abuse situation also. How about that school function I went to last week; these statistics confirm that I was not the only person sitting in that auditorium who had experienced, or was currently experiencing, this pain.
Knowing I am not alone fuels my determination; if other women can work through this pain, I can also.
Hi, I'm Sue
Welcome to my blog! I served twenty-one honorable years on active duty, living a double life of capability and accomplishment in the service while enduring brutality and abusiveness in my twenty-one year oppressive marriage. Today I'm happily married and have three children who are my inspiration and motivation.
My goal is to help combat the lies of abusers with the truth of God. I hope you find my words to be healing and helpful through your own life experiences.
Being separated from my abusive husband didn't make me a domestic violence survivor. It surely didn't release me from the grip of his brainwashing control and the innate power he had on me.
Read the full raw story in my new book, Rock Bottom and Faithless.