Family violence: 'He held a chainsaw to my neck"

Family violence: 'He held a chainsaw to my neck"

Today we are telling the story of real victims. Some of this content may be confronting and upsetting. It took her 10 years to leave him. Ten years of being hit, kicked, choked, strangled. Ten years of hiding the abuse from the outside world. But the night he almost killed her, that was the night she left. It was her son's seventh birthday. Click here to read more at nzherald.co.nz.

“"When I got to the Shine refuge with my boys, I felt an enormous weight lift off me. I realised how much anxiety and fear I had been carrying around for so long. Shine helped me get a Protection Order and Parenting Order against S. Within days, I began sleeping and eating normally again." ”