I received this book when I was in a women’s shelter after my ex was arrested for the second time for abusing me. This book has helped me so much in understanding what is happening to me and why. This book helped me realize I am not alone, what was happening was “normal” for abusive relationships and that hallelujah I am normal for all my reactions, fear, anger and sadness. This book should be given to every abused woman in the world. I believe it is essential and makes the transition to recovery and freedom less scary for all women. Ladies, I know how much it hurts, I know how scary it is and that others on the outside do not understand any better than you do. This book gives you all the answers for yourself, and your friends and family to help you through this. Be strong, you do deserve better and you are worth it.