PODCAST: Thriving after domestic violence – a survivor’s story

PODCAST: Thriving after domestic violence – a survivor’s story

LiQ_Mag_July_2015_CoverThis article first appeared in the July 2015 issue of Life in Québec Magazine.

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Charlotte Habegger was putting clothes in the washer when she realized something wasn’t right.

“I wanted to put it on ‘hot,’ because it needed to be washed in hot water, but I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, if my husband finds out, there’s going to be trouble.’”

She sat down for a few minutes and realized she was terrified.

“I thought, ‘Is he actually going to beat me? Well, no, but he’ll be angry.’ The kind of thing he would do, and he did, was not talking to me for three days. Definitely there was payback for me using hot water. It seems so small, but I realized I was worrying all the time about things that were so small.”

You can listen to a reading of the complete article here.

You can read the original article here Thriving after domestic violence – One Québécoise’s story



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About Author

Ruby Pratka

Ruby Pratka grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, studied in Ottawa and took the roundabout way to Quebec City via Russia, Slovenia, France, Switzerland, Belgium and East Africa. In addition to writing for LifeinQuebec.com and Life in Québec Magazine, she also contributes to other media outlets in English and French. She enjoys keeping a close eye on international affairs, listening to good music and singing in large groups.

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