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A Purpose Greater Than Sorrow is Diann Diaz’s riveting and thought-provoking memoir of her personal journey through the multiple challenges of abuse. If you or someone you know is a victim of abuse, this story is for you.

Desire to be loved and feel secure led Diann from one vicious cycle of abuse to the next until a horrendous incident changed everything.

At the age of fourteen, Diann was raped by a family member. Lack of support and understanding from her parents left her feeling worthless as a child. This drove her into a life of domestic violence in two relationships and her son almost being killed.

Diann thought she had persevered and even began working with victims of abuse. However, working with victims and struggling with her own past abuse, Diann’s mental health spiraled to the point of no return.

Can she conquer her demons and succeed where so many others have not? Will she rise from desperation to bring back some dignity and happiness to her life?

This book provides national resources for victims of abuse and reference materials for victims and those with mental health issues.



Domestic Violence Victims – Why Do They Stay?

Survivor Stories: How You Can Help Victims; and Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence

On average, nearly twenty people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than ten million women and men.

When it is an option, the victim should do what they can to leave their abuser. However, this is not always the case. It is well known that some individuals stay in such horrible living situations, and many onlookers cannot comprehend why. This book is comprised of learning why some domestic violence victims stay with their abusive partners.

Domestic violence victims have shared their stories, hoping you will better understand why they stayed in an abusive relationship. 

We have included a list of “dos” and “don’ts” to use as a guide, should you find yourself in the position of helping someone whom you suspect is being abused. Additionally, you’ll have a better understanding of how law enforcement handles a domestic violence call and why sometimes a victim of abuse does not call the police or doesn’t want the abuser arrested.