Dear Dr. Archer,
I'm a single mother of three children. I had major back surgery in 2009 because of my ex, whom I was trying to help. I'm going through more issues with my back because of what he did to me.
A year later I am free of his abuse and my children are awesome and healthy, and I'm able to work through my problems. I have my bad days, of course, but I keep pushing forward for a better life.
Thank you so much for writing. All too often those in your situation just give up. Not you; you persevered and now have a beautiful life ahead, despite the trials you faced. Your are the perfect example of a psychological survivor, exactly what I describe in "The Power Of Hope"
You have "The Survivor Mindset"
, Meriam. It's a marvelous trait, and something you will pass on to your children. I have no doubt you will make a full recovery from your injuries. After what you’ve been through the rest of your life will seem like a gift.
You deserve the best, Meriam. Good luck!