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How Do You Make An EXIT PLAN?

Updated: Jul 2, 2022

April Tribe Giauque

Ever wonder how to escape the abyss of abuse? Know how to make an exit plan?

Let me tell you a quick story…

  • I was a young wife with five kids living in an abusive marriage.

  • Then something happened that changed my life forever.

  • I stopped blaming my circumstances and started to take action to get out.

At the time, I had no idea the impact this would have.

The problem was

  • I didn’t have a job and was 100% financially dependent on my spouse.

  • How could I leave? I knew if I left was would never return.

Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse,

  • we were getting kicked out of our apartment.

  • We were going to be homeless—that’s five kids (three with autism) and no place to go.

That’s when I truly hit rock bottom.

We moved into my in-law’s basement, where more mental, physical, and spiritual abuse slammed me.

  • Now there was no job, no food, no diapers, and no hope.

Then, something happened that changed everything. I looked at my life and screamed, “ENOUGH!”

  • I made my exit plan.

  • I got a teaching job.

  • I hid the money in a separate account.

  • I lied about going to school to get my Master’s to keep up my victim’s story, and he bought into it.

  • I made friends with co-workers and people he never knew about who helped me to escape.

  • They were my supporters!

That was the spark I needed.

  • I was totally inspired - I saw the path forward because, though I didn’t realize it at the time, I had implemented my escape plan. I knew I was on the right path.

Here’s what happened next.

With the exit plan in motion, I connected with the police and all my supporters.

  • I packed my kids in 8 minutes, and we left the abyss of abuse.

  • My spouse was arrested, and I obtained a Protective Order. We were free!

I was forever changed by the fact that

  • I could provide my children with food, clothing, shelter, and SAFETY.

  • I could start healing. My family could begin healing.

  • I changed from the victim to the victor!

Now I went from

  • making $0 a year trapped in abuse to making a living wage as a teacher.

  • I went from homeless with five kids to buying my own house and sharing my book of hope with you.

What I’d like you to take away from all this is.

  • The #1 step in escaping abuse is to make your exit plan and follow it!

  • Build your network

  • Become financially stable, hide your money, and fight for your life—we are worth it!

Oh, and by the way, I captured the story by writing it all in my book “Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuseclick here to claim a copy and become FREE today!

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