Each day during the month of October, I will feature a story on my CDN column written and submitted to me 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.

Diana’s story: “He pleaded; he cried; he even told me he had a brain tumor.”

BETHESDA, Maryland, October 4, 2014 — Diana* is a survivor of domestic violence who lives, works and raises her young son in the United Kingdom.

Before the relationship, I was a single mom, starting out in a new career and doing very well. I was one of the top ten personal trainers in the UK out of 1,500, but I was still very insecure with little self-worth. Read more…


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  1. Wow! “I love you. I hate you. I love you. I hate you” should be the theme song for the opening of a relationship with a sociopath. Kudos to this woman for continuing to break free. This guy is toxic to the bone.


  2. Hi Paula, I can’t see the story… the link only takes me to the image.


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