Divorcing an abusive man can be even more dangerous than the marriage. Once the divorce process begins, the woman faces the potential for an escalation of the abuse, which may include destructive and outrageous behavior and verbal harassment, as well as violence. In this case, it’s vital for her to have a framework for how to prepare to get out, take control of her life and ensure she is taking necessary financial and legal steps.
Breaking Bonds: How to Divorce an Abuser and Heal - A Survival Guide, written by today's special guest, financial advisor and candid abuse survivor Rosemary Lombardy, provides a safe haven for women to refer to throughout the many phases of divorcing an abusive spouse. Pairing essential financial and legal information with practical self-care tools and healing techniques, through Breaking Bonds, Lombardy helps women to minimize stress and feel empowered as they deal effectively with their abuser.
Today Rosemary will be discussing life-saving, life-changing topics such as: financial and legal considerations, what to pack for an escape, tips to help you escape in a hurry,strategies to minimize financial and emotional damage, and more.
Rosemary Lombardy is a financial advisor with over 35 years of experience. Although her professional expertise is in financial matters, her perspective on marital abuse, divorce, and recovery is deeply heartfelt and holistic. She draws on decades of personal experience, as well as the experiences of others who have gone through similar situations, to help inform abused women so that they will become empowered to leave their abusers and begin to heal.