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You Are Stronger Than You Think

Dear Dr. Laura,

About 3 years ago, I was at my mental limit living with three kids and an alcoholic husband. I had moved out and was living with my parents. I called you to ask when you thought it would be a good idea to go home. You answered 7 years. I didn't listen. I went back and it only got worse. In August of 2012, the situation escalated and I took our three kids and left.

It was the best decision ever and not just because I had had enough. I had no idea how strong I was until I left. We aren't wealthy, but I am happily managing to support myself and my kids with no assistance. My kids are happy. My divorce court date is in this month.

I never forgot what you said even though I didn't immediately heed the advice. Change is hard and scary. Thank you for your honest and wise advice.

Could you please give a shout out to women in abusive relationships that we are way stronger than we think. When you've been pounded with insults and rejection, you lose sight of the beautiful person you are. My kids are learning from my strength. And I am happy!

Sincere thanks for all you do to encourage healthy and happy people...even when the advice is hard to hear!

Much love,



Tags: Abuse, Marriage, Parenting, Read On-Air, Response to a Call, Social Issues, Stay-at-Home Mom
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