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My name is Pauline Aoki. I am 42 years old and I am a domestic abuse survivor. About 10 months ago, I was able to get away from an abusive man that I had been with for 18 years. At first, things were fine but as the years went on, he got more and more verbally and emotionally abusive. At first, I was like many women and blamed myself for causing him to be like that. But after seeing a therapist, she opened my eyes and made me realize the way he was treating me was considered abuse. It took me a while but I finally was able to get away from him. But even after leaving him, he was still abusing me by posting pictures of me at my job, saying
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Unformatted text preview: slanderous things about me. He would call me, follow me and bother me at my work place. This disrupted my life. So I had to move away from my family, friends, quit me job, and start all over. I have a new life now. One in which I can do the things that make me happy. So I have decided that I want to finish my Associate of Arts degree in business management information systems. I know that if I can achieve this major educational goal with your help my life will be much more stable and I will be able to get a job that will help me financially as well....
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