I had a four year old son. One night the RCMP knocked on my door. They asked me what was going on and I said “Everything is just fine.”

Then, they asked me to walk with them to their car. They told me if they came to my house again they would be bringing Child Protection Services with them. At the time I was the Regional Manager for a realestate company. The next morning, I called our company’ lawyer and asked him: “What does this mean?” He said, “You are going to lose your son.”

I picked up my son from daycare and never went back.

I went to a local organization just like the South Okanagan Women In Need Society (SOWINS). I attended a support group and my son attended a support group for children. It was amazing.

My abuser kept abusing. He threatened to kidnap our son and to kill me and  broke the restraining order 19 times. I called the police and he got sent back to jail 19 times.

I am the same person I was before I was abused. I have always been a high-achiever.

Today, I own a small business training and coaching company. I am the same person I was before I was abused. I have always been a high-achiever.I became a victim and I had to work really hard to get out of it. And I asked myself, “How in the hell did this happen to me?”

Today, I am happily remarried to a good man.

It takes courage and you just have to believe that you are worth it, you need to get out. People need to know you can break the cycle. I did.

Join me for the SOWINS Walk to End Abuse presented by Parkers on June 3, 2018.

Do you have a story to tell about ending abuse? SOWINS can help you share it anonymously. Please contact us at Communications@SOWINS.com

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