Survival is Possible

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ padding_left=”20%” padding_right=”20%” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][title size=”2″ content_align=”left” style_type=”none” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Survival is Possible…Success is Too![/title][fusion_text]I am a twenty-six year old survivor of domestic abuse, with a young child. I left at six months pregnant, after a bout with double pneumonia, when the abuse escalated from severe mental and occasional physical to extreme in both areas. I finished law school with the help of my mother, and am now practicing law. It took a long time to understand what my husband was doing to me, and longer to accept that he refused to acknowledge the abuse for what it was. But when you believe the abuse is your fault. If only I didn’t behave like this. He wouldn’t be so angry … Yes he would, and you are worthwhile just the way you are. You cannot change him EVER. But you can change yourself, and you can change the future for yourself and your child. You both deserve better.[/fusion_text][/fullwidth]