You are welcomed and valued here.
Breaking Bonds is a safe place to help you through the process of divorcing an abusive spouse by offering practical guidance and holistic support--emergency, financial and legal information, self-care tools, and healing techniques.
You need help.
Breaking Bonds is dedicated to help support you through this difficult time, and give you comprehensive tools and healing techniques to get strong enough to deal with your abuser effectively as well as to begin the healing process to create a new, fulfilling, and happy life.
You are not alone.
One in four women aged 18 and older in the U.S. have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Emotional abuse, a covert form of domestic violence, is even more rampant and corrodes self-esteem, self worth, and independence. Domestic abuse occurs everywhere, regardless of age, race, education, or income. It can happen to anyone. It happened to me.
It was an awful, dark period in my life and I didn’t think that I was going to make it. I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to. But I had no choice except to fight if I wanted to protect my children’s future. I also knew deep down that I was headed towards an early grave if I didn’t get out. I would have done it sooner, but I dreaded knowing it was going to be extremely difficult. I took action when I realized that I had no other choice.
I wish that I knew then what I know now. I want to share all that I learned with you so that you can limit the damage your abuser will try to inflict and have a successful outcome. More importantly, you and your children deserve to be free from fear, free of the tyranny of abuse.
You deserve to be happy.
Rosemary Lombardy, Financial Advisor & Author
Founder of Breaking Bonds
Rosemary Lombardy is a financial advisor and portfolio manager with over thirty-five years of experience. Although her professional expertise is in financial matters, her perspective on marital abuse, divorce, and recovery is deeply heartfelt and holistic. She draws on decades of personal experience, as well as the experiences of others who have gone through similar situations, to help inform abused women so that they will become empowered to leave their abusers and begin to heal.
Her former background in law, as well as being both a Catholic who has studied the Kabbalah and a Reiki master, has enabled her to provide practical guidance and spiritual techniques that women can use when they most need them. Her intention with Breaking Bonds is to offer a comprehensive plan to foster self-awareness, self-responsibility, empowerment, and critical thinking so that women can break the cycle of abuse in their families and truly heal to transform their lives.