Barbara's daughter, Jennifer, says she witnessed her mother's abuse and is shocked that the relationship ended as it did. "When I got a phone call and I heard something had happened, I was sure the he had hurt my mom either really severely or had killed her," Jennifer says. "He harmed her for 17 years."
Jennifer says when her parents weren't fighting, they weren't communicating at all. "There was no conversation," she says. "There was silence and there was always tension, and there was always emotional and verbal abuse."
Published on May 14, 2009