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    Survivor Story: Lorel Stevens

    Young, vulnerable and trusting, she lived through abuse hoping to find love | It started with comments about her clothing—her skirt was too short, and he didn... read more

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    Survivor Story: Jessica Houston

    How a once-stalked student is now helping other women with self-esteem issues | Jessica Houston was a bright teenager, despite her tumultuous childhood. She managed... read more

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    Survivor Story: Wendy*

    After 18 years of abuse, she found the strength to start her own business and author a book | They were driving to a wedding, from Michigan to South Carolina, when ... read more

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    Survivor Story: Kit Gruelle

    From nearly dead to devoting her life advocating for others | Kit Gruelle met her husband Jack in 1979. She was 22. “He was very charming and charismatic initially.... read more

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    Part II: Carie's Story of Survival

    Fired from her job, she decided to fight for other survivors’ rights | NOTE: Part I of the Carie Charlesworth story. Carie Charlesworth endured six years of emoti... read more