w@rn by Helen Nelder

writer's note

The Children Quote: "It really made an impact on me"

As a survivor of domestic violence myself it has been difficult to revisit that part of my past that I rarely admit to, but I had to write w@rn because I wanted people to understand how it feels to be in this situation and how hard it is to leave.

80% of women do eventually leave and never go back into another violent relationship. But we must remember that leaving is not the end of the problem for many women, it is one of the first difficult and dangerous steps to take on the way to reclaiming your sense of self and ultimately your life.

Helen Nelder, 2003

Read Helen's original notes from 2000