In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I’m joined by Bethany Ellen, a board member for A Voice for the Innocent. Bethany joins me to share her story of how she was able to put an end to an abusive relationship and break free of a controlling situation and start making her own choices.
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Bethany was in a controlling and abusive relationship for three years from the ages of 15 to 18.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
The relationship left her feeling lost and alone and affected other relationships.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
Bethany stopped trying to fix what was broken and started making new memories. She also allowed herself to have fun and got around the right people.
What Bethany does today:
Bethany is a board member for A Voice for the Innocent where she does public relations work. She's also a student and a photographer.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Bethany's Answer: Start exploring.
AVFTI.org - The website for A Voice for the Innocent
SaveOurScene.org - The crowdfunding campaign for AVFTI
Facebook - Bethany's Facebook profile
Twitter - Bethany's Twitter profile
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