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October 3, 2014 – Cara’s Story of domestic abuse: “He was diagnosed as a sociopath. I still wanted to help him.”

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 3, 2014 — Cara* is a survivor of domestic violence who lives, works and is training to be a yoga teacher in the United States.

I was just getting out of a marriage when Michael* entered my life. He was giving…giving…giving gifts: sweatshirts, concert tickets, inviting me and my daughter on vacations, giving me money and paying off my car. It seemed, at the time, that he was my knight in shining armor. I loved being showered with what I thought was love. Read more…


Each day during the month of October, column author Paula Carrasquillo will feature a story written by a survivor of domestic violence. At the end of October, a compilation of all stories will be available for free as an e-book.

*All names have been changed to protect the survivor and the survivor’s family and friends.

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abuse, CommDigiNews, domestic violence, Emotional Abuse, Guest Post, PTSD, Rape, Recovery, Relationships
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  1. I was devastated to hear you lost your son. To have to deal with anything more than that would have put me over the edge. It is beyond belief your X could be so cold blooded in such a time of grief.

    I have been enduring a prolonged divorce with my son. We still struggle a lot, but nothing comes close to what you had to endure. My heart goes out to you and I am in awe of your strength.

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  2. So sad, but her story is an inspiration.

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  3. Such a heartbreaking story. After going through all that she did with her husband, she finally leaves and makes a life for her and her son – and then loses her son. Such a sad tragedy. He heart goes out to her.

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  4. Reblogged this on Blog Of A Mad Black Woman and commented:
    “He would constantly tell people how I was mean to him. He would always say I was laughing at him and making fun. His famous words were, “Go ahead make fun. You’re sick!”” ~ *Cara’s Story

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  5. You continue to do such important work, Paula. thank you.

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  6. I really do feel for *Cara. I am at a loss as to what else to say… I’m sorry she went through this. Her story is a sad one. I wish her all the best for the future.

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