The Heart Of Hope
A true story of surviving domestic abuse and finding a reason to live again.
The Heart of Hope is Melissa’s candid first-person account of her experience with domestic abuse. Melissa opens up about her formative years as an immigrant to Australia and the situations which led her to motherhood as a teenager. Melissa shares her suffering of psychological, financial and physical abuse at the hands of her partner.
As a potent antidote for the sense of powerlessness felt by victims of partner abuse, this empowering memoir reveals a passage of self-discovery and finding meaning in the face of doubt, and raising three children alone in the shadow of her ex.
Solutions that help build a stronger financial future
More than a personal account of achieving her freedom though, The Heart of Hope bears on Melissa’s professional experience, which she forged through founding DIVA Financial, a financial service, education and advocacy firm supporting women to regain control over their lives.
The Heart of Hope shares advice on negotiating the financial, insurance and legal battle grounds within which ex-partners fight for control and independence.
Melissa then offers her personal doctrine for setting priorities that have helped her and others reclaim hope and forge happiness.
The Heart of Hope coins the acronym L.I.F.E, which stands for Love, Identity, Finance, and Emotion. Through this, Melissa reminds women they can rediscover self-respect and move beyond the hurt to follow their dreams and provide for their children.