They Loved with a Closed Fist: When Love Hurts: A True Story of Family Abuse And Survival

They Loved with a Closed Fist: When Love Hurts: A True Story of Family Abuse And Survival

by Carmen Love


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A young mother of four is forced into the dark streets after discovering that the charming man she married was just another chapter in a lifetime of abuse she'd already endured. Fearing for her own life, as well as that of her small children, she narrowly escapes as he relentlessly continues to pursue them from one city to another.They Loved with a Closed Fist is a memoir documenting the journey of Carmen Love. A woman who, despite many obstacles, broke free from the vicious cycle of domestic violence in her life.This memoir chronicles Love's earliest memories of witnessing things no child should ever have to witness. Though she was determined to escape her dysfunctional past, violence continued throughout her adult life.Despite all odds, it was through her resilient disposition and unwavering faith in God that Carmen triumphed, breaking the cycle of violence and finally setting herself free. In May of 2000, Love was honored with numerous awards including: Outstanding Student Award.The Reatha Clark King Award. The Zonta International Club Award. The American Association of University Women Award. The St. Paul Business and Professional Women Award, and the Bonnie Luke Award. With these accolades and a newfound strength, soft-spoken Love became a spokesperson for her former university.WARNING: This book is based upon a true account of child abuse and domestic abuse. Thiscontent contains passages that some readers may find disturbing.In order to protect the dignity and privacy of others, some of the names in this book have beenchanged.

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ISBN-13: 9781543159325
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2017
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carmen Love is the author of They Loved with a Closed Fist and has written three additional books. She is also the mother of four children.She has made it her life's mission to help others by becoming a licensed addiction counselor and violence prevention advocate with a heart for the lost and broken.

Carmen Love graduated at the top of her class and was named outstanding student of her college at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.Well known for her excellence in academic performance, Love was honored in December of 1999 with a scholarship in her name. The Carmen Love Endowment Scholarship for low-income students who struggle financially, just as Love herself struggled. Metropolitan State University has endorsed They Loved with a Closed Fist: When Love Hurts, and is now a part of their library collection.

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