We are not alone, she tells us. We are all deserving of the chance to be the children we were never allowed to be, and the wonderfull adults we were and are meant to become.
Kerri Krysko is a nurturer of many people. No matter what background, age, race or status. She will not hesitate to give a hand to those in need, often at the sacrifice of herself. She has a passion for decorating and bringing out the beauty of any broken item, as that is what she sees. She enjoys nature and watching the world flourish around her.
Kerri has two wonderful children whom each own the two halves of her heart, she bases her life around them and couldn't have accomplished all she has without them. She embarked on this journey to spread awareness and show the world that yes we can make a difference and yes we can change, for our children and for our world.
In this dysfunctional, and dangerous liaison, she was to find herself face-to-face with a monster. The Beast she called him; one moment a man from a fairy tale and the next her worst nightmare. He would shove a camera in front of her face and interrogate her for hours, then give her diamonds the next day, only to beat her the day after. The real became the unreal, even delusional - to that point that in her reality, she didn't mind him touching other woman as long as he didn't touch her. She had no one, he had everyone. The power of the patch she called it for a time, until her darkness became her salvation and the world became her future.
To sort it all out, she kept a journal. Furtively writing notes, trusting no one and hiding them. She lived in constant fear that her husband might find them, and murder her; force her into a bathtub , (so blood wouldn't get all over the house) and cut her up in pieces - pieces that were to be left for her children to find.
Kerri survived and her life story continues here.....
Kind and loyal, Elva was a bright young woman from a typical English seaside town who was swept off her feet by an older , handsome Italian bodybuilder. It was all she had ever wanted; the promise of life as a loving mother and devoted wife. But a dark secret from her past left vulnerable to Bruno’s brooding, possessive nature, and behind closed doors, Elva’s family idyll turned into a reign of terror of both mental and physical abuse for her and her children.
Their daughter Natalia speaks for the first time about how the family suffered, about her escape onto the streets aged 17 and her traumatic struggle to survive alone. Natalia finally persuaded Elva to run away along with her youngest son and for the first time, Elva found the happiness and confidence that had always eluded her. But it was not to last. Giving way to Bruno’s request to see his young son, Elva returned to the marital home, where Bruno mercilessly stabbed her to death.
Against all odds, Natalia found the courage to stand by her father even after he’d ripped the family apart. During often harrowing visits to Rampton high-security psychiatric hospital, she learned to love Bruno for the first time. Her fascinating journey led Natalia to honour her mother’s memory, finding a way to live forgiveness and unconditional love.
’Amazing’ – Peter Andre
’An extraordinary young woman and so selfless’ – Carol Vorderman
Few understand the nature or the power of abuse and why someone chooses to stay in an ongoing abusive relationship. However, in reading Caryl’s story, she allows us to put ourselves in her place and we are left to wonder if we would have been able to do it any differently given her history and her reality. This is the gift that Caryl brings with her story and the honest way in which it is told--she makes it possible to move outside of ourselves and our own realities, judgments and prejudices so that we are able to walk the journey of another. This is a rare opportunity to truly live the life of a victim of abuse and to understand--from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation.
Caryl falsely believed she was powerless to leave. Out on the street with no money, without work and nowhere to go, after a failed third marriage, she didn’t make the choice to leave--but she did make the choice to survive. Caryl chose to learn and understand the nature of domestic violence, its root and its cure. All addictions are one-day-at-a-time journeys to recovery--join Caryl on hers.
Praise received for Look Me in the Eye
“One of the best personal odyssey stories I have ever read.”
Dr. Sam Vaknin, author of Malignant Self Love
“Look Me in the Eye is a rare opportunity for us to truly ‘live’ the life of a victim of Domestic Violence, and to understand from a safe vantage point--the powerlessness, hopelessness and desperation.”
Alison, author of I Have Life
About the Authors
CARYL WYATT was born in Rhodesia in 1950, where she was brought up in a variety of broken homes. She was abused by her step-father as a child. She moved to South Africa as a wide-eyed 18-year-old and entered the world of modeling. She has 3 broken marriages behind her, but today, as witnessed in her book, has come to terms with her past. She lives in Johannesburg. Visit Caryl’s web site: www.abuseisnoexcuse.co.za
ANITA LE ROUX was born in Gauteng, South Africa. She spent twenty years as a television producer before switching careers to writing. As storyteller, both in film and in print, she has been enthused by the true, life stories of women. The insights into Caryl’s story were grounded in her passionate interest in spiritual psychology.
Child Abuse Bitter Memories: Breaking the Silence - Wounded Heart
The purpose of this report is to determine the circumstances in Eddie’s life that led to the death of his father as well as the prognosis for Eddie’s future life.
The parents were never married and their relationship had always been stormy with most of the storms brought on by substance abuse.
Both the mother’s family and the father’s family have lived in the area for generations. There is a history of alcohol abuse in both families.
The information in this report comes from the series of interviews with the family and acquaintances of the deceased.
'Murder And God's Redeeming Love' is a true story hitting at the heart of a serious social & economical problem not only here but around the world. I share the story of our mother's tragic death; the abuse her six children would suffer at the hands of their father, yet the most important aspect of this publication is the life application principles that can lead it's readers to a new found hope and healing.