If this could happen to Tonya what hope should I have? She was trained to deal with domestic violence. She actually taught classes to help people reform. If she couldn’t save herself how can I expect things to get better for me? Its been 9 months since he broke my ribs and I’m still nervous and afraid. Even though he says he would never do it again, I don’t believe him. I worry that if I don’t do what he wants me to do or what he expects for me to do then I’m going to be in trouble. Just like a kid.

I see similarities in me and Tonya. We are both smart and very ambitious, career oriented women.