A new book from a longtime La Cañada Flintridge resident aims to serve as a beacon of hope for women and men who have experienced abusive relationships.
Crista Andja Polich opens her heart to readers in her book, “Admitting Abuse: You Might Not Get Over It But You Will Get Through It.”
With a candid, encouraging and blunt message about how she turned her tragedy into triumph, Polich shares her powerful journey, which is divided up into four sections that delve into what she calls “the Four D’s”: death, divorce, diagnosis and disaster.
After years of living in an abusive marriage, Polich summoned up the strength to end an unhealthy relationship. But just three weeks after the separation, her former partner committed suicide, and she found herself completely unprepared and overwhelmed at the cards dealt against her.
Polich began reclaiming her life one step at a time. She pursued further education and became an engaging author and speaker before forming her own consulting business. Polich is also committed to helping widows and widowers, which motivated her to create the nonprofit Widows Without through the Bridges US organization.
Through her own experiences and lessons, Crista provides invaluable guidance on how to navigate these unexpected challenges with strength and resilience.
First published in the November 23 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.