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I got to read "Through the Fire" by Harriet Cammock as part of her blog tour. Thank you, Ms. Cammock, for stopping by my blog and discussing the very important issue of domestic violence and women. A guest blog post by the author of "Through the Fire" can be found on yesterday's post- Welcome Harriet Cammock.
Reading this book was difficult. I couldn't imagine going through the pain (physical and emotional) that Harriet experienced. Having young daughters myself, I could understand Ms. Cammock's desire to get out of her situation before the abuse affected her little girl. There were many times I wanted to shout at the author, "Get out. Don't you see you deserve more!" I know she WANTED to get out, but she felt trapped.
I've been the victim of mild abuse, but NOTHING like what this woman went through. I know how difficult it can be to admit that you need help. If there is one lesson to take away from reading "Through the Fire," it should be to FIND HELP SOMEWHERE! Don't be embarrassed that you are in a situation you can't handle. Don't be nervous about being the first person in your family to get a divorce. Those things don't matter. What matters is that you are worth so much more than what you are being led to believe if you are in an abusive or controlling relationship.
What I enjoyed about Harriet Cammock's "Through the Fire" was that she shared the hard parts. I hope this book will make women everywhere realize that they can get out of an abusive relationship, too. If you need help, please see www.harrietcommock.org for domestic violence resources. There IS someone to help you, but YOU must take the first step in helping yourself.