the abused women, living in silence fear and shame....... who get up exhausted daily, to take care of their children/go to work, do what needs to be done to simply function....that is 1 in 3 women on our planet and over 52 million in the U.S.

This is a pandemic in our society, but rarely talked about.

I am the moderator of an abused survivors' group and also a veteran who escaped an abuser after 31 years.

THAT is courage.

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