My name is Alexandra, I’m 37 years old, and I am the mother of a 14-year-old boy and an 18-year-old girl.

 

I was married to a very dangerous man, but I only realized this once we had had our first child. He was part of a drug gang that would do bad things to people if they didn’t obey their commands. 

I was trapped in a bad relationship without any possibility of getting out. Every time I’d mention that I wanted a divorce, he would tell me that he would kill me, and I knew that he meant it. I was so scared of dying that I stayed in the relationship for my own sake.

Unfourtently my children were against me divorcing their father, so I didn’t tell anyone what was really happening and carried the burden on my shoulders, thinking that I was protecting them. 

After my children were grown up, I met MamaSola Rosemeri in 2019. She explained how everything worked and helped me file for a restraining order, divorce, and child support. 

Rose also coached me and helped me realize that being a victim was a choice and that I could change that, so I did. Thank you, Rosemeri and Mamasola, for everything.