18th Anniversary

This book chronicles the sorrows and joys that Kellie experienced when she left her abusive marriage. Did she heal herself in the end? Or had the abuse changed her forever?Book Excerpt

Yesterday was our 18th anniversary. I worried about how I would handle it; knew I would feel something, but didn’t know what I would feel.

Turns out, he made it easy on me by being himself. I also reacted to him in a predictable manner. What he did, what he said, turned me inside out. It affected me all day. My thoughts about the incident were different, but my reaction to it was all too familiar.

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About Kellie Jo Holly

Kellie Jo Holly passionately advocates against domestic violence through her writing and mentoring service. She loves helping women cope with abuse while in the relationship and supporting them as they leave the relationship and begin to heal. You can also find Kellie on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. You can buy her books from Amazon.

Comments

  1. You have to love tax season, it brings out the best in some people. I hope that you celebrated your anniversary by acknowledging that you are in a better place and a better situation. It might feel lonely right now, but you are going to come out of this feeling good about yourself.

    I almost had to laugh at your account of yesterday’s situation. That sounds like someone I knew, but with one twist…after yelling at me he would have tried to turn it around so that he was actually the one suffering somehow because I caused all of the grief. And then he would have wanted to have sex so that he felt better about himself. So predictable now that I’m not in the situation anymore.

    You made good and strong choices yesterday. Keep moving forward with us.

  2. caroline abbott says:

    Hi Kellie,

    This is supposed to be the link to your safety plan, which I link to from my website. Can you check this and get back to me please?

    Caroline Abbott

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