How Divorce Became My Deliverance
by C. Michelle Atkins, Dannielle Brown, Amanda Garcia, Nisha, Lori Obayomi, Lisa McGovern, Stephanie Thomas, Tracee Upteen, and Elona Washington
Publication Date: Sep 19, 2017
List Price: $15.99
Format: Paperback, 168 pages
Imprint: Memoir Maven
Publisher: Memoir Maven Publishing
Parent Company: Memoir Maven Publishing
“Like most of the women, I too did everything I could to make my marriage work. But when he chose not to fight and I found myself divorced, I realized my decision to marry him came from a place of pain. Then I began to wonder: how many other women chose men who resembled hurt or the pain of their past? And how can I help them take the first step to healing? There are thousands of women who need to know they’re not alone and it’s quite possible that they could find the peace and healing their searching for after divorce,” explains Elona Washington.
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- C. Michelle Atkins, a domestic violence prevention advocate residing in Atlanta, GA, explains how being unequally yoked, i.e. incompatible, contributed to the demise of both of her marriages.
- Dannielle Brown, a native of Washington, DC, spent years doing everything she could to be loved by her husband. But the constant emotional and physical abuse led her to self harm and a brief hospital stay.
- Amanda Garcia was abandoned by her husband, the only man she ever knew, on December 23, 2016. She’s learned to navigate California life with their five children and without his financial support.
- Nisha, an urban fiction author and native of California, is a former exotic dancer and escort who married, not for love, but for the love of money.
- Lori Obayomi, who resides in Virginia, married a man who led her to believe that he was a US citizen. She went through the entire Immigration process only to learn their marriage was a fraud.
- Lisa McGovern, a native of Washington, DC, was unable to endure the emotional and verbal harassment from her husband’s two ex-wives and daughter’s mother, so she sought peace by checking herself into the local hospital’s psychiatric ward.
- Stephanie Thomas, a New York native, landed the most sought-after fraternity man on campus and later endured blatant infidelity as well as physical and emotional abuse.
- Tracee Upteen, a government agent residing in Maryland, discovered her husband was sexually abusing her teenage daughter and used her investigative skills to induce his confession.
- Elona Washington, who now lives in the Philadelphia, PA region, realized her husband was emotionally abusive and eventually landed in the emergency room due to a suspected brain hemorrhage.