This story recounts the experiences of a primary school teacher in Chișinău who left her marriage after 12 years of abuse. We have chosen not to use her real name to protect her identity.
Olesea has three children whom she is raising with the love she never had. Her parents abandoned her when she was barely learning to walk, and her dream of having a loving family turned into a nightmare after she got married.
Tatiana came to Moldova from Ukraine with her mother, leaving behind her husband, son and home. At the time, she didn’t even know where her daughter was.