I’m Mickie Zada. I’m glad you’re here!
Surviving Abuse Network is my passion and mission
because I am a domestic abuse survivor, too.
I experienced emotional, financial and physical abuse.
Domestic abuse is real and we don’t have to live with it!
It’s interesting how our minds work! I chose to stay in a damaging relationship for so long because I thought it was my Calling. I believed it was my responsibility to keep my husband between the lines. I was wrong.
While living in abuse, for decades I didn’t recognize myself as an abused spouse. I was not threatened with weapons, was not hospitalized, never called law enforcement and did not file a restraining order against my husband.
I was the strong one, the grounded one, the dedicated wife.
I was in love.
When I left, I wondered (like nearly every abuse survivor) whether I was really abused. So many years were invested in protecting my abuser that I felt guilty defending myself by leaving.
A journey of personal growth changed me. I am now an enthusiastic participant in my Authentic Life…my safe and healthy life!
The words I am are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you. ~ A.L. Kitselman
- a change-agent
- a guide
- uniquely qualified to mentor you in creating your exceptional life outside of domestic abuse
My Mission: In strength and confidence, I mentor women who have left damaging relationships in creating and embracing the life they love