That is the only reason I write about it.
It is extremely difficult to write about this .. embarrassing and just shameful.
I made so many horrible decisions and I affected my daughters in permanent ways. In destructive ways.
If I can help another woman leave sooner than I did, it is worth the shame and pain.
Or if I can help a lawyer or a judge, a cop, a CPS worker or a social worker, to understand better, it is worth it.
If you love your children, you will not stay with someone who abuses you. Period.