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Women in the workplace; we have been looking at successful women across our area.  Now, we focus on one woman who is working toward success by overcoming abuse. 

Statistics show, one in four woman will become a victim of domestic violence, but that doesn't mean you have to accept it.  One woman in our area is focusing on starting over and moving forward, striving for a better future. 

She was cut off from family and friends and forced to spend most of her time indoors.  "If I needed something at the store he would go for me because he didn't want to give me money", says one local woman.  Her name nor identity can be given in efforts to keep her abuser from learning of her whereabouts.

When her relationship turned dark, she didn't know where to go or who to turn to.  She felt scared and isolated, but she refused to back down.   After stalking, mental and verbal abuse she finally got the courage to walk away.  She headed to a crisis center that placed her in a safer place away from home.  She is now working, trying to regain confidence, her financial asset and her life.  

Now, one month later, she already feels she is beginning to find normality.   "I am getting myself back, I am back to who I used to be.  I feel like I can go out there and conquer the world and no ones going to beat me down." 

She continues to seek help and is taking life one day at a time, but no matter the obstacles that may lie ahead she knows her future is bright. "I am blessed," she says. 

Billions of dollars of productivity and earnings are lost each year by those hurt by domestic violence of those hurt 85 -95% are women.  Most people that are verbally or physically abused are hurt by a loved one.

Christina Lusby, Reports.    

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