Kanchan Bhaskar

Kanchan Bhaskar, an Indian-American, is a first-time author with master’s in social work and a certificate in life coaching. Being a successful Human Resource professional, her expertise is in training, mentoring, counseling, and coaching. She has taken the role of Advocate, speaker, and coach for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Kanchan is blessed with three loving children, a daughter, and twin boys who are well-settled in their lives in the USA.  She lives in Chicago.

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“A gripping story of one woman’s self-emancipation from marital despotism.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Through Bhaskar, we learn that while there are cultural differences from country to country, the effects of psychological and physical abuse are the same—as is the abuse cycle. She clearly shows denial's role in abuse, answering the questions, ‘Why doesn’t she leave?’ and ‘Why does she go back?’ Even after a woman has escaped her abuser, emotional scars must be healed—and it can take a very long time to recover. This detailed journey takes Bhaskar from a life of fear and pain to one of success and fulfillment.”
—Karen E Lee, retired clinical psychologist and author of The Full Catastrophe: A Memoir

“It takes immense courage to leave an abusive relationship. Kanchan Bhaskar’s memoir is an easy-to-read roadmap from leaving to recovery and thriving. Her compelling story equips readers with the means and grit required to rekindle a healthy relationship with Self and others.”
—Pat Davenport, CEO of A Safe Place

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