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Hello from a Fellow Survivor April 03, 2013 8:42 PM

I am Survivor of Domestic Violence and even after divorcing my ex-husband who pushed me down a stairwell a month away from giving birth. Had a cracked rib when my daughter was born and my husband tried to tell the doctors that he had nothing to do with it and actually tried to accuse the baby I was carrying had broken the rib while inside me. I was physically, verbally, mentally abused on a daily basis. He was having several affairs durin my pregnancy and actually got the 2nd woman pregnant the day I gave birth to his daughter. And flaunted this in my face. When I left him my self esteem made me feel as big as an ant. He constantly told me that no man would ever want me because I was not worth caring about. I lived through this even after our divorce because I had to interact with him via telephone. I allowed him to keep this is my mind for nearly 20 years. I hardly dated and when I decided I wanted to get back in the dating scene after my daughter was grown and moved out. The first person I met said all the right things, made me feel like I was the one, all the while he was lying, cheating and conning me out of money. I lost my home because I let the guy con me to the point I could no longer make rent and keep a roof over my head. This man also sexually abused me and because of his cheating he shared a disease with several women including myself. I was later Blessed to meet a Man who wanted to show me how a Real Man should treat a woman and helped me get my finances back in order and we are in a better financial place than I have ever been. I met him October 2008 and we were married June 2009 and have been together ever since. He proved to me that there is a difference between a soul mate and a heart mate. You can have several people who touch your Soul but there is only one who can touch your heart and make you truly feel complete.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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