She was groomed from birth to be a mother and a wife. she often wondered, “How can this be my life, married at seventeen years old?” Just thinking of the institution of marriage made her sick to her stomach. Reflecting on how meek and submissive her mother was, enrages her. Her stepfather was very abusive towards her mother, and that abuse was injected into her children. Hence, when she was molested/raped at fifteen, that too by a family friend, she had to have an abortion. However, due to the guilt and shame, she could not tell anyone. Soon, she was supposed to be a victorious wife and mother, but her abusive situation made her feel like a victim. She hated her life as a child bride and having to overcome the stigma of being molested/raped at fifteen, having abortions, violently raped, and physically abused for the first six years of her adult life by her first husband. It hurt that she was forced to marry a man she did not love at the hands of her parents. She was hurt that my voice was disregarded, my innocence was taken, and her mother and stepfather covered her abuse to save their reputations.
If Looks Could Kill
This book is written in the first person and is based on True Life events; a story told by herself of incest, molestation, rape, young marriages, divorce, spousal abuse, domestic violence, the murder of her grandson, theft, jail sentences, prison sentences.
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