In 2004 Crystal found herself in a toxic relationship. Admittedly codependent at the time, she lived her life to please her partner to get her own needs met and didn’t see leaving as an option.
Determined to make the relationship work, Crystal mistakenly believed that a baby would be the answer to their problems as a couple. However, one night following an altercation that left her with a head injury, she realised that this would not be the case.
When the baby was born in 2008, Crystal finally found the strength to leave motivated by the will to protect her daughter.
Crystal said, “I think it’s really common to be in a spot where we feel like there’s no hope. People can feel so alone, but we can advocate for ourselves. People don’t have to stay stuck. If I can be that beacon of hope for someone, that’s what I’m going to do, and that’s why I am sharing my full story in the book.”
Urging others who find themselves in an abusive relationship to protect themselves, she shares the following advice “Reach out to somebody who can help. There are trauma specialists like me, and there are people in your community who can support you. You may feel like you’ve lost yourself, are isolated, or even that you’re not sure of your own reality anymore but reaching out for help is a huge step in you discovering yourself and your worth again.”
Intuitive Goddess will be released on 11th January 2023 and will be available on Amazon KDP and the Lulu bookstore.