In this gripping memoir, Cohan tells her unique personal story while also weaving in her expertise as a sociologist and domestic abuse counselor to address broader questions related to marriage, violence, divorce, only children, intimacy and loss.
“It is a hell of a thing to write about brutality and suffering with strength, grace, generosity and beauty. That’s precisely what Kelly Sundberg has done in her gripping memoir about marriage and domestic violence. Sundberg’s honesty is astonishing, how she laid so much of herself bare, how she did not demonize a man who deserves to be demonized.
This book is a collection of real-life stories from victims of domestic abuse.As a survivor of domestic violence myself, I know that there’s some comfort and strength to be gained from reading about the events and situations that other people have gone through.
This honest and open autobiography is the true story of a young woman trapped in a relationship that was violent and abusive. Coercive control drove her to the depths of despair. Stacey Jameson had a lack of self-esteem derived from her early child hood.
Mandy Thomas was just 18 when she met the man who would change her life forever. She was soon under his spell – and then her real nightmare began. Mandy found herself part of a cruel and violent relationship that she couldn’t escape. Until one day he went too far…
In this heartfelt, brave and honest account, Kerry Fisher and Pat Sowa share everything they’ve learnt from surviving the darkest of times. They shine a light on what it really feels like when your world shatters and how they found hope in the deepest despair.
Darren was funny and attractive, and 21-year-old Rachel fell head-over-heels for him; it wasn’t long before they moved in together, and she fell pregnant with his child. But his inner demons soon surfaced…
We never know what is going on behind closed doors, if that happy smile we see every day from the woman across the road is painted on, hiding the real truth, if ‘I’M FINE,’ directly translated is actually ‘HELP ME.’
A daughter tells the devastating true story her mother tried to hide. Growing up in a chaotic home on Merseyside, young Joanne raised herself and her brother and sister, while her mother lapsed into a downward spiral of drinking and casual sex.
My life changed the day my face hit the glass of our storm door. I was in grave danger, bruised, stalked, and homeless. My husband’s explosion left me with nothing but the clothes on my back and a diaper bag for my daughter. When I escaped, my former life was destroyed.
Black and Blue Sari is the riveting autobiography of a young girl, traditionally raised in India and married at the age of 18 in Vancouver, Canada. What followed was years of severe and sadistic abuse at the hands of her husband, in both India and Canada.
April Hernandez-Castillo is a committed and fierce activist in raising awareness about Intimate Partner and Teen dating violence. Your Voice, Your Choice is her candid first-person experience with Intimate Partner Violence.
At 22, Leslie Morgan Steiner seemed to have it all: good looks, a Harvard diploma, a glamorous job in New York City. Plus a handsome, funny boyfriend who adored her. But behind her façade of success, this golden girl hid a dark secret. She’d made a mistake shared by millions: she fell in love with the wrong person.
It’s only with your help that we can continue to help survivors of domestic violence get a fresh start in a new home away from their abuser.
Families with children fleeing domestic violence have to leave all of their belongings behind and run for their lives.
Let’s make sure they are not only safe, but in a home.