The story we will be highlighting today is the issue of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence. This has been rampant in the African community and is also a topic of recent events that have garnered the attention of many. Today, we brought in our guest, Anne Alobwede, and in part one of this two-part episode, we discuss the relationship dynamic between a domestic abuse survivor and her abuser and the consequences she faced, which took her life in a different turn for the worse. Please stay tuned and look forward to part two. [00:01 – 07:06] Opening Segment I introduce the topic and guest for today’s episode [07:07 – 11:26] Who is Anne Alobwede? Anne talks about her background and experience with domestic abuse. [11:27 – 17:54] Domestic Abuse We talk about Anne’s book, Scars to Stars, a memoir that takes the reader through her journey of abuse, prison time, and immigration detention. Why people choose to stay in abusive relationships [17:55 – 23:16] The Breaking Point of Abuse Taking drastic measures to deal with their physical, emotional, and mental trauma Why people are pushed to a corner and end up making a decision that they will regret. [23:17 – 35:25] Support System The importance of having a good support system (from family, friends, or getting professional help) Tweetable Quotes: “You know, life is a choice. If you’re hurting and you don’t want to hurt anymore, and you’re sure you’ve got enough of this hurt to the point where you either do what you have to do to get out of it, or you wait for the hurt to eat you up to the point where it kills you...like it breaks you completely.” – Anne Alobwede Resources Mentioned: Scars to Stars Anne Alobwede Learn more about Anne Alobwede: Website: https://annealobwede.com/ Instagram: @annealobwede Facebook: Anne Alobwede (/anne.alobwede.9) email: firstname.lastname@example.org Support the JustLikeYou(JLU) Global Foundation, a Non-profit organization that advocates for victims of domestic violence. Visit their website at www.justlikeyouglobal.com LEAVE A REVIEW and tell us what you think about the episode so we can continue putting out great content just for you! You can connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, or send us an email at email@example.com. Check out our website www.livingafricanpodcast.com for more resources and to learn more. You can connect with Anyoh on Facebook (@anyohf), Instagram (@anyohfombad), and Twitter (@anyohfombad).