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Young Women Surviving Dating Violence

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Tears To Triumph

Tears To Triumph


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Domestic violence is not a disagreement; it represents a violation of trust and is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44. Control is the goal with a partner yelling, threaten acts of violence, isolating family members, breaking objects and controlling resources like money and time. It can then escalate to slapping, kicking and pulling of hair. There is a number of dating violence that go unreported among college age women. One such student Melonie Berry contributor to Tears To Triumph page 223 shares her decision to leave her son’s father who at first was verbally abusive and then it progressed to violence. “In a drunken state my son’s father began to beat me in front of our then two-year-old. That was it,” stated Melonie. After leaving her boyfriend Melonie would begin her day at 5am, walking to the bus stop with her asthmatic son sometimes in the snow in order to get to classes. It was her perseverance and ability to turn her pain into triumph that Melonie completed her semester with a 3.5 GPA. Can your circumstance bring you the fuel to keep working, to get out of a bad relationship, or make a quota? Can you find the resources to pull off the greatest comeback of your life? The answer is yes. Join in the discussion on what it takes to plan your greatest come back with Tears To Triumph contributor Melonie Berry, host Sky La Rose and Clinician Dr. Elisabeth Jackson.