I met Cheryl in January 2015 after she moved into the complex where I was living. After talking with her for a while, we became friends. She had told me some of what she had gone through with abuse in the past, and wanted me to write a book about her life. This book is a true story of the life of Cheryl as told to me by Cheryl herself. With tears in her eyes, she recalls past events of hardships and cruelty. Names have been changed to protect identities. This book is dedicated to all the women who have been subject to physical and mental cruelty.