Contains excerpts from actual legal documents!
How do you break the chains of an abusive relationship?
Domestic violence affects two to four million people alone in the United States including teenagers and 54% of parents admit they haven’t spoken to their teen about dating violence or healthy relationships.
My Life My Soul, Surviving, Healing And Thriving After An Abusive Relationship is an honest and graphic true story of Ivette Attaud’s dating relationship as a teen and how it quickly manifested into a destructive, violent and psychologically abusive marriage. Ivette puts a face on domestic violence as she describes how she was able to break the emotional and psychological chains of her abuser.
Ivette recounts vivid memories of growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness; her experience with dating violence; her battle with depression; a suicide attempt; the loss of her infant twin daughter to a domestic violence assault and re-victimization by the New York City family court system, including actual documents!
In the first part of this three-part series, My Life My Soul, Surviving, Healing And Thriving After An Abusive Relationship – Part 1 - Surviving, Ivette lays bare the life-long difficulties those in abusive relationships face and provides:
-- Inspiration for those currently in or who have left an abusive relationship;
-- Insight for friends and family members who want to help their loved one who is in an abusive relationship;
-- Helpful information for the parent who wants to understand the red flags of teen dating violence;
-- Comfort to the parent who has lost a child; and
-- A new level of awareness for any professional who works with those in abusive relationships.