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Escape From Abuse Began Dream Life

Mary Beth Meyers (of Grangeville) says the dream life she enjoys today started two decades ago when she finally ended a domestic violence nightmare. "I escaped. I had a mean husband. And me and my 2-year-old daughter literally escaped," Mary Beth says of her flight from Texas in September 1990 to Idaho. Her marriage, to a man she had been with since she was 17 years old, eventually eroded amid a world of drug abuse. "We were married 11 years. It wasn't all bad. It had been good for awhile. But it was just the last year or so, he'd been mean three times." The abuse finally escalated, she recalls, to a life-or-death reason to flee/David Johnson, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Lewiston Tribune photo)

Question: Has a friend or loved one ever been the victim of domestic abuse?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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