This page I dedicate to those that are being abused and those that are still trying to heal
from an abusive relationship. It will help you to know that you are not alone and offer you information and places to go and get the
support you need to make your life your own.
I Am A Survivor!
Yet, there was a time when that was not the way I felt. I had no self esteem, no pride, to
trust, no love, nothing
I was a battered wife.
I let my ex-husband beat me on a regular basis...I let him! That is so hard to understand
now, and yet so easy at the same time. Many people want to know why I didn't just leave
him before I did. I did. He would always come and get me back with the old promises of
better days yet to come...and never to be.
It took 3 long years for me to get the courage to leave, and then I didn't leave for my own safety but the safety of my newborn child. I knew in my heart that if I continued in this relationship someone was going to die. It was not easy to leave...I lived in fear for a long time. But I am happy to say that he is no longer a part of my life, and I am no longer afraid of him. His threats are just threats...I no longer cringe when I see his name, nor do I duck whenever a hand is raised.
It's not an easy thing to do...recovery can last months, years even a lifetime. But You Can recover.
It takes lots of support though...
Organizations and Statistics
Please take a moment to look over these pages. They offer not only information, statistics that are staggering, but they also offer support to those trying to get help.
Search BarnesandNoble.com for Domestic Violence
In partnership with Barnes and Noble you may now browse through their books dealing with Domestic Violence. Fast and Secure online ordering also available.
What You Can Do To Help
Even the smallest bit of help is appreciated. There are many online projects to help curb domestic abuse.
this page will take you to some of them.
Pages of hope
These pages are by and for survivor's and survivors to be.
It can be done!
©1997;Cobra Creations; Karen Cohen