I was in a sexually abusive marriage for many years. At first I wasn’t sure that it was abuse…after all, women are supposed to please their husband, right? I’m sure that many other women are dealing with what I dealt with: being forced, coerced, pressured, or manipulated to perform things they were either uncomfortable with or found painful.
I tried to change what was hurting me, but wasn’t successful. I continued to try, but I finally realized that it wasn’t going to change. At that point, I left. it was traumatic, painful and scary. Today, a few years later, I’m at peace, and I’m in a new marriage where my wishes are respected and there is no pressure.
My goal is to help women who are such circumstances, giving them guidance and hope, and a place where someone understands.
I recently published my ebook, “To Love and to Cherish…facing sexual abuse in marriage”, (D. Anne Pierce) on Amazon. I hope it helps many other women who are realizing that they too are dealing with sexual abuse, in their marriage.
Hugs to all who pass this way.