After experiencing verbal and emotional abuse from my ex-partner for 3 years, I was very much in denial that this was, in fact, a form of abuse. I felt alone as a single mother and as if I was the only one experiencing this.
I was initially hesitant to attend Solace’s Domestic Abuse course, as I felt ashamed and embarrassed about my past. After attending the very first session and being around women who had experienced the same trauma – it was clear that this was what I needed to heal. Hearing the stories of others and talking openly made me realise that I was not alone and that it was important for me to heal from the abuse.
Solace has given me hope and the understanding that the situation was not my fault. I have gained confidence and friendships and moved on tremendously with my life. The organisation is one that many women past, present and also (quite sadly) in the future will help to improve and rebuild lives.