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Victory Over Violence
About Victory Over Violence
Victory Over Violence, Nancy’s Story and The Business of Me is the inspiring story of one woman’s struggle to live a financially independent life free from Domestic Violence and her quest to help other women achieve independence in their lives too.
From her gut wrenching description of the violence that was inflicted upon her to her inspiring victory over violence Nancy’s Story is filled with inspiration for any woman who struggles with her own fears.
This is the story of how Nancy Salamone highlighting came to and left a twenty-year marriage filled with physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse and how she learned to overcome her fears so that she could lead an independent life free from fear and the violence that plagued her for so many years.
When Nancy decided that it was time to “give back” she created “The Business of Me” a landmark program that teaches women how to overcome fear of money and money management by giving them real-world personal financial management skills and teaching them the methods to use them all in a nurturing and supportive way.
This is Victory Over Violence, Nancy’s Story and The Business of Me.
Advance Praise for Victory Over Violence
In her book “Victory
story of a woman with two lives – a life of competence at work, and a
life of terror at home. She also shares how she learned to be truly
free…in hopes that by sharing her story, others will learn that they can
become free as well. Nancy also provides insights from her personal
perspective into some of the most difficult questions often asked about
victims of domestic violence. This story is precious, heartbreaking,
and ultimately hopeful.
VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE
important contribution to the struggle against domestic violence. Nancy
Salamone has written a forthright account of her double life as a
high-level professional woman in business and an abused and assaulted
home. This compelling history of survival, escape, and freedom
the stereotype that women are victimized because they lack the education
employment skills to be independent of their violent spouses. Nancy
Salamone shows that any woman can suffer from domestic violence and
is hope for escape and a good life with the support of family, friends,
co-workers who respond when they see signs of injury and distress in a
close to them.
Victory Over Violence – Nancy’s Story is a riveting read made even more compelling because I’ve known Nancy for almost 15 years and have seen her gracefully deal with all that life has dealt her. Her strength and courage is a beacon to other women and a lesson to every man in a relationship. I implore you to read Nancy’s Story and make her life lessons a part of your life.
Bruce G. Grieshaber
Read Excerpts from Victory Over Violence
Victory Over Violence
Nancy’s Story and “The Business of Me”
The Honeymoon Is Over
My Early Years
My Middle Years
Coming Out of the Cave and into the Light
The Business of Me
The Business of Me Today
When things are tough,
every flower that ever bloomed
had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there!
I’m Nancy, and I am going to tell you a story.
For twenty years, I kept a secret from my family and coworkers. The secret was that I was physically, emotionally, and economically abused by my husband.
I’m a survivor of domestic violence.
My coping mechanism was a fantasy world that I created, one where life was good.
One of my favorite fantasies was that my husband was dead. Being a widow would be a wonderful thing, because it was acceptable to be a widow but not acceptable to be a divorced woman.
I kept my secret for twenty years, because I was ashamed.
Then, on December 28, 1991, I left.
I no longer know the Nancy who left, but I will always be grateful to that person inside me who finally summoned the courage to leave so that I could move on and thrive.
My hope is that women who have endured their own struggles
find something from my story and realize that they too can create the
financially self-sufficient life that they choose and achieve their own
"Victory Over Violence".
The Honeymoon Is Over
You may trod me In the very dirt But still, Like dust, I’ll rise … Maya
You may trod me
In the very dirt
… Maya Angelou
It was the very day we got home from our honeymoon. There I was, lying on the bathroom floor, naked and bleeding. He didn’t like the way I hung the towels in the bathroom. When he was done, I had been beaten and sodomized and he was telling me that, “Women like anal sex,” and asking what was the matter with me.
I was nineteen. That was the beginning of my marriage. The abuse—physical, sexual, emotional, and economic—would continue for twenty years.
Nothing changes until you do.
… Paol Seagram, Author and
is what The Business of Me strives to offer women everywhere.
My dark days are long behind me, and I have not just survived, but indeed, I have thrived.
The path to happiness was sometimes a rocky road, but one that was filled with the support of friends and loved ones.
is that women who have endured their own struggles find something from
and realize that they too can create the financially self-sufficient
they choose and achieve their own “Victory over Violence”.
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