The Walk Home from a Broken Road: The Struggles of Living in an Abusive Relationship and Finding the Strength to Rediscover Myself

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iUniverse, Feb 21, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 136 pages

Rebecca Crawford had always viewed herself as strong and in-dependent. She never would have imagined that shed find her-self trapped in an abusive situation. In The Walk Home from a Broken Road, Crawford shares details from her five-year relationship with her abusive boyfriend, Blake.

In this memoir, she narrates her storyfrom the time she met Blake while working at a pizza restaurant when she was seventeen years old, to the day she found the courage to leave the relationship, and to the present, where she has found the fortitude to heal, to learn, and to grow. Crawford tells how, slowly and deliberately, Blake cut her off from her friends, family, school, and activities in order to control her every movement and how that control escalated to a torrent of abuse.

The Walk Home from a Broken Road provides a firsthand account of an emotionally dysfunctional relationship. It shares Crawfords intensely personal feelings that give great insight into the mindset of a woman trapped in an abusive situation. But more than that, it provides hope for others who face similar circumstances.


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I wrote a review and someone has deleted it.. And it was because I spoke the truth unlike the lies in this book. So I'll simply again say that this book is a big book of lies. Ans it is sad that becca has decided this was the best way for her to get attention at the cost of others. You make me sad that you are so self involved that you only care about you and no one else. You should be sued or defamation of character but you won't because no one wants to have to deal with your pathetic self. So I'll just say goodbye and I know this will be deleted again but it's ok I know you know it's all lies.. So I hope you got out of this sad book of lies all that you wanted.  


Susceptible Beginning
TwistFate Introduction
Family Dynamics
Foreshadowing Traits
Summer Fling
Rise to Power
Losing My Dreams
Severing Family Ties
A Reason to Live
Miracle Whip
First Decision
Gaining Strength
Expanding Territory
Breaking Free
Theres Still Pain in Freedom
Reestablishing Me

Dedication to Dad
Stripped to Nothing
Barely Breathing
Path of Recovery
My Healing

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About the author (2012)

Rebecca Crawford is a first-time author. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is working in wilderness therapy. She earned a master’s degree in educational psychology and plans to return to graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in counseling

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