The following was a post from an older reader. She has been looking for support from other women in hear age group. Feel free to share, lets help each other.
I stumbled upon your website tonight and became emotional as I read through the many posts submitted by those now in the throes of domestic violence and those who have found the strength to leave. I was in an emotionally abusive marriage for 35 years until the day I left (six years ago), when, as I read somewhere in these blogs, ‘the fear of staying became greater than the fear of leaving.’ With my children’s unconditional support I have made a life for myself and participate in an older women’s domestic violence support group here in Minnesota. So very few services exist for older victims. I feel fortunate for the support I have found. I’d like to read posts from other older women about their experiences. Thank you for caring. Allie