Thursday, June 9, 2016

Domestic abuse: Violence amid a life of luxury

From:  BBC

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Image caption Corporate consultant Lisa McAdams is a survivor of domestic violence
A new shelter aims to provide a safe haven for women who are targets of domestic abuse in some of Sydney's most affluent areas, writes Ashley Donnelly.

When Lisa McAdams began her decade-long relationship with the man who abused her, she had a successful career and enough savings for a home deposit. She walked away a single parent, carrying debts that took a decade to reconcile.

"I was lucky he hit me", Ms McAdams confesses bluntly.  MORE