That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger….
There are a lot of assumptions about abuse. Many revolve around what ‘type’ of women are victims of abuse. Few public examples show dynamic, successful, career women and entrepreneurs who were duped by charasmatic, socially engaged middle to upper class abusers. We see the show “Cops”, posters portraying women with hollowed black eyes and bruised bodies, and mental images of lower income households cycling through generations of abuse. Certainly each and every one of those images are valid. So, however, is the image of a home where what happens behind closed doors can’t be heard simply because the houses are so far apart in upper income neighborhoods. Smart abusers who know how to protect their reputations and public personas by abusing under the radar; emotionally, financially, and physically to unseen areas of the body. There is a huge social stigma going public when married to a physician, or CEO, or business owner who abuses invisibly.
Successful speaker, radio host and author Mary Foley shares her story of rising up the corporate career ladder while in an abusive marriage. Now she is coming out of the closet with her story to help women see that anything is possible. Every one of us has a dynamic woman waiting to emerge from the ashes of abuse. Thank you Mary for encouraging us to find that woman!