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When I Left My Abusive Marriage, I Wasn’t Ready for Love

But that changed after some time, self-awareness and self-healing

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Once upon a time, I was a feisty nineteen-year old who’d broken free of my childhood upbringing, setting off to make my own life better, only to become involved with a man who would severely abuse me over the next 15 years.

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Michelle Jaqua

Michelle Jaqua

Advocate for Women / Owner of The Virago

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