Fear. It’s all she had known. Fear and resentment. These two entities ruled her, controlled her. She had not always been this way but this is who she was now. Lamide, that’s what her friends call her. She was 26 with no future in sight. All her friends had jobs, were married and even had children but she was stuck. Stuck in that day 14 years ago when her life had turned upside down. When her love and trust had been betrayed by the one person in the world she thought she could count on. Abuse made her this way.