For all of you who, like me, who deal with chronic conditions brought on by the abuse… This is a very informative post. Please read and pass along if you know someone afflicted.
Guest post on The Business of Me.
For too long, the link between domestic violence and chronic illness has gone crucially unnoticed. Unsightly scars, bruises and swellings are all too palpable and easily attributable to physical abuse, but most victims of intimate partner violence will tell you that that’s not where it ends. For a survivor who’s managed to get out of an abusive relationship, nursing her scars until they disappear is just one piece of the puzzle. What lies beneath the surface of visible blemishes, however, is a whole other animal waiting — often in vain — to be tamed.
Just ask Leslie Morgan Steiner, a survivor and author of the 2009 New York Times Bestseller,Crazy Love. As a young woman in her early twenties, Leslie entered a brutally abusive four-year long marriage. The beatings started five days before she and her husband tied the…
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