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Recent NFL headlines regarding domestic abuse has made me pause and think not only about domestic violence, but more importantly about the emotional and mental abuse that many of us suffer in some form or fashion in our relationships.

It took me back to my own separation and divorce, a very dark and lonely time in my life. While I am not a victim of domestic abuse, I have experienced a form of emotional and mental abuse that changed me from the person I had always been to someone I didn’t even know. Someone I couldn’t even recognize and I didn’t have a mark or scar on me.

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