Growing up I would watch talk shows where the topic of the day was domestic violence and told myself that would ever be me, but to my surprise I am a living testimony that there is life after death. Because of the years of violence I felt totally numb, dead inside. I recall my mother asking me “what happen to your smile” and I had no answer for her. I didn’t know how I got so deep into this relationship that kept me terrified day in and day out. There is nothing that I didn’t go through or experience when it comes the violence.