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Emma's Story

It pains me to say that I did have a moment when I thought of going back to the prison and to the man who tortured my life because I wanted to see my children happy in a nice home with nice things, but it’s through the help of this charity that I haven’t gone back.

I don’t know how to begin describing what a difference you people have made for me & my children & your help is the reason we are now free.
I couldn’t take anymore of the torture & abuse so I eventually left my husband after 11 years of marriage during lockdown & I really do believe if I didn’t make the decision to leave he would have killed me.
To the outside world my husband appeared to be this friendly man, an amazing dad with the perfect family life, the successful business, driving a nice car, always smartly dressed and living in the nice house but that was all so far from the truth.
We went on holiday a few times a year but he made sure that I never left the hotel room on any of the holidays, by either blacking my eyes or threatening that he would do certain things If I didn’t come up with an excuse to the children to why I wouldn’t be spending the day with them.

The excuse was always that I wasn’t feeling well & he manipulated me in such a way that he would be looked at like the perfect fun daddy & I was the monster mummy.
The things he said to threaten me are so evil that I still can’t bring myself to think of or talk about.
The nice house was a prison and the man I married is the devil in disguise who has put me through hell & torture every day.
He slowly stripped me of everything & everyone but despite his best efforts he didn’t take away my children.
Our time in refuge has been a struggle & the Childrens lives have been turned upside down, they don’t understand why they’ve had to leave their house and their daddy so it’s been tough but what was really difficult to grasp was the prospect of moving into our new home with absolutely nothing because he has refused to help with anything.
I know why he’s refused to give the children their clothes, their things & the reason he’s not provided anything that we need in our home & it’s because he wants to make life so difficult for me that I go back to him.
It pains me to say that I did have a moment when I thought of going back to the prison and to the man who tortured my life because I wanted to see my children happy in a nice home with nice things, but it’s through the help of this charity that I haven’t gone back.
Rehouse to Rehome have provided me with everything we needed in our new house from our beds to our dinner plates & even our clothes, games, toys and cupcake mixes for the children.
I will be thankful to this charity for the rest of my life for giving me this chance to live safely & happy with my children.
I also want to say thank you to all of you who support this unbelievable charity because Ive also received a new oven & washing machine & Im told these items have been provided by people who have made a donation. I have no idea how I would have got these items without you so I would like to say my deepest thank you to you all & thank you so much for giving me and my family this fresh start with our freedom & for possibly saving my life.

You will never know how much your help has changed our lives. Thank you

Emma (Survivor)

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