This post is part 1 in an ongoing series by a survivor of domestic and family violence who has committed her story to writing for her own healing and to encourage yours.
What do you do when your life and love come crumbling down? What do you do when you see what you thought was a firmly established home crumble? What do you do with the helplessness you experience in the face of it all? Here I was thinking that the vow I took on my wedding day, “Till death us do part”, would in reality be just that: “Till death us do part.” But it wasn’t to be. For at least fourteen of the twenty years we were married I lived in a fool’s paradise, thinking all was well. But soon, it would dawn on me, all was not well.
1. All writings in the Survivors' Corner are written by survivors of domestic and family violence.