Hi Dr. Laura:
Twenty years ago, I shacked up with an abusive man. I let this abysmal situation go on for six years, and then I found your program. You gave me the strength and desire to leave. I went home to my mother and vowed never again to let a man treat me without the respect I deserve.
The next man I met had to meet my mother first before he could take me on a date. He had to open doors for me, call on me and respect me. And he did. This man did not expect me to be an "unpaid whore." He married me, and we built a beautiful life together.
Today, I am the stay-at-home mom to a wonderful four-year-old son, and my husband and I have been married for fifteen happy years. Recently, you've also inspired me to get healthier, and each morning I spend an hour on the treadmill listening to your podcast and thinking of ways to make my husband's day better!
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