Hi everyone. Take a moment and stop by A Blog a Day Keeps Silence at Bay and introduce yourselves to Sharon. Now rebuilding her life after almost ten years with the man who abused her, she has achieved things he no doubt told her she could and would not… including earning her Bachelor of Arts. Please welcome her and show your support!
I would like to introduce myself and give you a little glimpse into why I wanted to start this blog and what I am trying to do with the rest of my life.
My name is Sharon, I am 46 years of age and studying online through Swinburne University. In 2009 I found myself single, alone, broke, on a disability pension and having to start my life again at the end of an abusive relationship of nearly 10 years.
In Australia, according to statistics, one in four women will be a victim of some type of family or domestic violence or abuse. Feel free to look at the stats on www.abs.gov.au but I have no desire to repeat statistics verbatim.
When I was 32 I met a man I thought was the answer to my prayers, he was employed, had his own home, was older than me…
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