As moms, our first thought in the morning and our last thought as we go to bed at night is about our kids. So naturally, my first thought when I was considering whether or not to leave my abusive marriage was my boys and whether or not it was the right decision for them.

One of the biggest mistakes women make is putting everyone else's feelings before our own. We sacrifice our own happiness for the sake of our children. That may seem like the best option for them, but in the long run will you be able to be the best mom you can when you're not addressing your own needs?

Find out what other mistakes women make so you can avoid them. Get your free copy of my Journey to Freedom Tool Kit which is a companion guide to my book, I Just Want Out.

If you've read my book you'll notice that I've dedicated it to my boys because in the end, they're what made my journey to freedom worth it!