At just 25 years old, Achsa bore the weight of providing for her family and the scars of an untrusting, abusive husband. Like many women who endure violence, the young mother believed she was alone with no one who would believe her.
A Heavy Load to Carry
When Achsa’s husband, a chef by trade, began to turn more and more frequently to strong drink, his ability to meet the needs of his family faltered. It fell to Achsa, with three children to feed and care for, to find work that would provide for her family.
Thankfully, she was able to secure various jobs completing domestic work for families in her community. The hours were long, and she was often gone from morning to night, but the earnings from Achsa’s hard work were a welcome relief to her family.
Achsa’s husband, however, became suspicious of her long hours away from home and accused her of having an affair. So he beat Achsa, and he beat her often.
Shouldering the responsibilities of her family’s well-being, and now bearing the heavy hand of her husband, Achsa crumbled beneath the weight of her struggles. She felt alone, with nowhere to turn and no one to lean on.
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