Jill received a call from the counselor at the high school her daughter, Lori, attended. Lori’s grades had dropped and she had been very distracted. The counselor uncovered some issues at home that sounded like possible domestic abuse and gave Jill information about ALIVE. Because Jill’s husband had never gotten physically violent, Jill dismissed it as irrelevant.
Shortly after, Jill read a news article about emotional abuse. The signs were nearly identical to her husband’s controlling, blaming, and belittling behaviors. Jill called ALIVE to learn more and began counseling, which reinforced that her husband was responsible for his harmful actions and Jill was responsible for her own actions and reactions.
“I am eternally grateful that ALIVE’s outreach included my daughter’s school, and that the counselor there was able to connect me with their counseling program. After separating from my husband and his abuse, I am building a positive and healthy example for my daughter and a happy life for me.” – Jill