A physician talks about domestic violence from personal experience

“Working through the pain of an abusive marriage has made me a better physician, though. I can pick up on subtle hints and comments thrown my way when I ask patients, ‘How is your marriage?’ and ‘Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells when your spouse is home?’

I’ve watched female patients leave abusive marriages. One to two years later, many of these women display increased self-esteem, satisfaction with new careers, and a healthy support system with other women. They look back on their divorce as the best thing that ever happened to them.”