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Dear Mrs. Rice

Dear Mrs. Rice

I’m sorry to hear that your personal life is now front page news and your husband’s career may now be over.

However, I believe that this becoming front page news is a good thing.

You are not the last woman, nor are you the very first woman to be abused by a spouse or romantic partner.

You should read Anne Bronte’s novel, The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall. It’s about a woman in Victorian era England who makes the difficult choice to leave her abusive husband and start a new life with her son under a new identity.

Unlike Victorian England, women who are experiencing abuse from their partners have rights. There are laws to protect you. You can walk away from this man and move on with your life. Helen Huntington did not have that option.

I can’t tell you what to  do. Only you can make that choice.  I can only say that there are millions of women in this country who are in your shoes and who may look to you for answers.

Sincerely

Another woman

 

 

 

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