Welcome to Protecting Your Nest with Dr. Tony Hampton. Amanda Lee is the author of the new book, One of the Lucky Ones—a personal story of surviving and overcoming domestic abuse.
She is a survivor of domestic abuse and is here to share the insights she has gained. She is passionate about using her experience with abuse to help others overcome domestic violence in their own lives. Amanda is a sixth-grade teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia where she lives with her two kids.
In this discussion, Dr. Tony and Amanda talk about:
(03:56) How Amanda initially met her ex-husband and the early signs of abuse (06:38) The various forms that domestic violence can take (09:58) Why it can be difficult to leave the relationship when one has an abusive partner (12:30) Behaviors to look for when trying to determine if you are in an abusive relationship (14:42) How to know when to take immediate action to get yourself to safety and when/how to get the police involved (16:42) How shame comes into play in an abusive relationship (19:42) The necessity of having support from your community of friends and family when leaving an abusive relationship (21:21) How psychological abuse keeps the victim trapped in false beliefs (22:50) The importance of having and being able to recognize truly loving relationships (24:29) Amanda’s experience with the criminal justice system (27:51) The purpose of and intended audience for Amanda’s book Thank you for listening to Protecting Your Nest. For additional resources and information, please see the links below.
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