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This book is a non-chronological narrative that recounts the horrors of intimate partner violence and its adverse effects on children over and above the primary receiver, the victim. It portrays how one woman's fear silenced her children, and one mother's courage freed their future.
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Dot IkwerreGirl Acheru
My name is Dot IkwerreGirl Acheru, and I am the owner and founder of Talk2Dot. I was once in an abusive relationship. My nearly eight-year marriage was miserable, laborious, terrible, and dominating. For the first seven years, I did not realise I was in an abusive relationship, let alone call it domestic violence because I didn’t fit my pre-conceptions of a victim of abuse.
I was a successful, confident career woman, a good Christian, and someone with a somewhat good judge of character. I had traveled the world on my own and lived overseas for years. I didn’t have a history of abusive relationships, and neither did I have daddy issues.
My personal experience taught me that you could be all of the above and fall prey to abuse. Without the proper exposure or knowledge of domestic violence, you can still fall head-on into a relationship with a controlling, manipulating, vindictive and abusive person who is very clever at hiding their alter-ego behind a veil of charm when they first meet you.
When I finally broke free of the shackles of an abusive marriage, I decided to actively talk about Domestic Violence, hoping that someone out there would wake up and save themselves or save someone from a tragic experience. Please keep your eyes peeled for my book, based on true life stories.
If you are in an abusive relationship, know that it is not your fault and that you are not alone. Speak to someone, and if you have no one to talk to, Talk2Dot.