Living with domestic violence is debilitating. Healing after it is not much easier.
In her memoir of surviving domestic violence, author Amy Daumit takes you on a journey through her 16-year abusive relationship and marriage, reasons for staying, the difficult decision to leave, and the healing that followed.
It all began as a blissful, high-school romance. But, within months, there were signs she refused to see. It seemed that everything he did involved trying to control her. Soon, he blamed her for all that was not right in his life, and she paid dearly for her “wrongdoing” with emotional and physical attacks.
After contemplating suicide and nearly dropping out of law school, she found the strength to walk out the door. But leaving was only the beginning of a long journey of learning to live with, and for, herself.
She was left with only a shallow resemblance of her former self staring back at her in the mirror. Today Amy is sharing her story of survival and healing so that others can find hope. She believes life can be beautiful, if you only believe in yourself and find it.
*A portion of all sales will goes to Forget Me Not Advocacy Group.
This book was really, really good. It was well written and super easy to read. I couldn’t put it down. It is a book that has a story of the author’s life under the abuse of her ex-husband. It was sad, but it had a happy ending. I recommend this book to anyone, not only women being abused because it teaches you a lot about life and being weak and being strong and it inspires you to look for ways of becoming better in life. Kudos to the author!! – Yasmin
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, although the telling of it must have been difficult at times for the author. Amy’s struggles through domestic violence, her determination to make the marriage work in spite of her being abused, the realization that it won’t happen regardless, and decisions she must face…are all very real. A true story of both physical and emotional abuse. It’s her personal story, …concerning the struggles during and yes…after leaving the marriage. It gives the “signs” that are typical for most abusers, so it is a helpful book to those who may have doubts about their relationships. Highly recommend. – Anonymous
The author put her heart and soul into this book. Amy is an example of courage, survival and determination. This book is heartbreaking and empowering. Thank you Amy, you’re an inspiration. – Raquel
…while there are many books that offer a statistical examination of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence, Amy’s is unique. In writing Forget Me Not, Amy made herself incredibly vulnerable–something that is difficult for all of us, but especially for those who endured abuse for so long. She does so for no motive other than to help, and that is truly admirable. – Laura