Seven years after my marriage to a horribly abusive man, we separated leaving my two children - one boy and one girl - in my care. After my divorce, I got no support from the community. It wasn't even an official divorce, but nobody wanted to have anything to do with a single woman raising two children. I don’t mind so much anymore because now I am a counselor, and I am able to be that support for other women. I’m going to be what nobody else was to me.