His manipulation at first was gentle – so gentle I really didn’t recognise it for what it was. My shame, embarrassment and humiliation still run deep
Like the rest of Australia, I saw the headlines unfold last week and over the past few days with absolute horror and disbelief. And, I must say, quite a few tears.
As details about Hannah Clarke’s experiences in her relationship were revealed by her family and friends, feelings and emotions that I thought I had dealt with, and had buried deeply more than 10 years ago, returned to my psyche.
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