...nx apartment to an elegant
high-rise, giving her everything shed ever wanted. Even her
most-beloved gift, her son.Then his business had
begun to fail, and the drinking began. And with it, the abuse.
Every downfall to his pride was inflicted on his young wife, until
she finally believed what shed merely assumed as a child:
she was worthless and no one loved her, except for Elliot. And she
was lucky he had kept her sorry hide around.Selling cosmetics was
the end result, as well as the answer. She had to hide the beatings.
But with it came a sense of freedom. A realization that she wasnt
completely trapped, that at least in this miniscule way she had some
control. And even if she was unloved, she was definitely needed.
Jonah needed her. And she wouldnt allow Elliot to hurt her son.Two years worth
endurance had passed before shed made enough selling cosmetics to
hire an attorney and divorce the creep. Jonah had been six at the
time. The years since then shed graduated from NYU (finally!),
learned how to box, and had gone on to become a secretary for a large
firm, continuing to sell cosmetics on the side.Then shed received
a letter from her estranged parents (apologizing as well as
testifying of her fathers anger management classes and her