R. Mendez grew up abused and neglected in an era of which society provided few alternatives for abused women and children - it meant just remaining in that situation. This is the life of a battered child, who grows up to be a battered wife. However, despite the impossible situation she found the courage to literally reinvent herself.
"It is time to tell my story in hopes of helping others. I am not a doctor or psychologist.
My only credits on the subject are that I myself grew up under abuse and later became a battered wife. Although it took me, a very long time I did escape...
Now, my life is filled with love and I enjoy the pleasure of being safe and free."
If you are living a life of despair and abuse, this book will be a refuge. If you have never experienced those horrors, first be thankful, second pray for those still entraped, and third read this book.
This Edition has been revised and edited by Adrienne Koch