Yeshil Kohl thought she was the only one who suffered from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse by parents and spouses growing up—until she got older.
It was then that she realized that such abuse is an epidemic and that her pain is shared by many who have been shunned and misunderstood by a society that blames victims. This, in turn, makes it more likely for victims to continue to suffer throughout their lives as they take on marital, social, and occupational roles.
In Please Let It Be Enough, she shares how her family often moved around, how physical and psychological abuse turned into something worse after she hit puberty, and how her suffering went so unnoticed by so many for so long.
The author encourages a strong religious foundation but also a psychological understanding of the damage done to self-esteem, in order to alter current behaviors. She also shares a message with fellow sufferers: You are not alone.
People wonder why victims of assault, both physical and sexual, wait to report it, and the answer is they are ashamed, embarrassed, and afraid of how others will respond Maybe, just maybe, this account will encourage them to understand and help.