“When I was 14 years old, my father died in my hands. I went to live with my aunt, but her husband mistreated me so much that he wanted to rape me. Then, I got married too early to escape that kind of life. It was after that I found out that my husband had epilepsy. He beat me with big wires that we use for electrical installation. He was beating on my bodily parts that were invisible to everyone. I was living with this grief. Even my kids didn't know that their dad was beating me. One day, I asked my son who was studying in 10th grade to come home very early. When he arrived at home, he discovered his father with a machete on me wanting to slit me. He was surprised because he didn't think it could happen because I had always hidden my pain. It was my son who saved my life that day. Because of the difficult life, my daughter also got married too early. She divorced after having two children. We live together today. In 2015 during the crisis, my husband left the house and he did not come back. We do not know whether he was swept away by epilepsy or the political crisis. No news from him so far. At the moment we are trying to survive with my children. With this training, I will avoid negative thoughts and collaborate with my children (whom I trust) to move forward.”
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