Hey Marion - I can imagine how much courage it's taken you to get to this place in your life and to share this. Thank you for reading and for sharing your journey.

Societal pressures can be incredibly intense for women, especially in religious circles. You're right. No one deserves abuse, and getting out of it takes incredible strength.

Sending best wishes for your feminine authenticity journey :)

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