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Deborah Thomson


Deb escaped domestic violence and, inspired by her now partner, she wrote her first book Whose Life Is It Anyway? Recognising and Surviving Domestic Violence to help others recognise abuse (in particular coercive control) in the home and to increase their motivation to leave earlier.

After publishing her first book, she became a trained advocate through Engender Equality, for survivors of family violence.

Her new book, soon to be published, is the final chapter of her life with a perpetrator of family violence. Whose Life Is It Anyway? Leaving a Violent Abuser is a complex yet engaging depiction of her personal journey as a parent in a custodial battle with an abusive husband, and father of our children.  It is a story that will resonate with every parent engaging in a fight for the rights of children to feel safe and free from harm.