One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom

Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. <p>Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. <p>For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. <p>Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. <p>Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she ho... Show More

Today's episode features Kelly Lynch, a domestic violence survivor. After being trapped in her home at knife-point for two and a half hours by her husband, Kelly was able to remove herself from an abusive marriage and start over with an 18-month-old child. But Kelly is also therapist with practice out in Connecticut called Turning Point Wellness who recognized that her own story and experiences as well as being a mental health professional gave her some valuable insights for other young single mothers to turn their lives around at the moment in time that they probably feel it’s impossible to do so.  

In this episode you will hear: 

What is the "Cycle of Violence" in relationships

What are ways for a single mom to reconnect with herself? 

How do you handle the shame of feeling like you “didn’t do enough” to save the relationship?

What are the signs someone should look for early in a relationship that indicates potential trouble?

What is The Unapology Project?

If you or someone you know is in a violent or abusive relationship, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • Call 800-799-SAFE (7233).
  • Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Get information in more than 170 languages.
  • You will hear a recording and may have to wait for a short time.
  • Hotline staff offers safety planning and crisis help. They can connect you to shelters and services in your area.
  • Staff can send out written information on topics such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and the legal system.
  • You can also get help through email or live chat on the hotline’s contact page

  • Other Resources from this episode: 

    Domestic Violence Resources for Women by State – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Women’s Health

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