"By day I would be closing multi-million-pound deals in in the boardroom, but once I left the office - at home, I would barely look up for fear of what would happen."
Author, Sandra Ten Hoope
Successful Corporate Lawyer, Sandra Ten Hoope is using her experience of surviving not one, but three abusive relationships, to help other professional women re-write their stories.
In her new book published today, called Do Not Try HIM At Home, she recalls her near-death experience at the hands of her then partner, (The Abuser), who unleashed a brutal and sustained attack lasting six hours.
In this honest and compelling account, released on the same day that EastEnders’ character Chantelle dies at the hands of her abusive husband Gray, Sandra has revealed the extent of living her double life.
She says, “I spent years hiding the truth of what was happening to my colleagues, friends and family, like many professional women in toxic relationships. By day I would be closing multi-million-pound deals in the boardroom, but once I left the office - at home, I would barely look up for fear of what would happen. But I want other women to know, there absolutely is a way out, where you can be yourself again.”
As part of her book launch, Sandra is helping to raise vital funds for UK charity Women’s Aid, with one pound from every copy sold on today’s publication day, being donated to them.
Cordelia Lodge, Fundraising Partnerships Support Officer at Women's Aid, says, "Sandra Ten Hoope's book highlights how survivors of domestic abuse can re-write their stories. It is an important message which can help inspire other survivors. Thank you for supporting Women's Aid to help us protect women and children from domestic abuse."
Do Not Try HIM at Home provides a brave message to any woman in a damaging relationship; look for the signs and if you see them, know that there is a way to escape and change your life.
Sandra is now using her experience and extensive corporate mentoring and coaching skills to help women recognise the patterns of abuse, and re-build themselves one step at a time. As a Toxic Support Specialist, she’s helping them take the steps needed to find themselves again.
Do Not Try HIM At Home is available on Amazon – http://bit.ly/DoNotTryHIMAtHome