The characters that unfold in the chronicles of coercive control are three men who have influenced the roles of being a daughter, wife, mother and lover following the premature death of my mother. Unconditional love was no longer present in my life. Surviving their experience has moulded me into the person I am today. Without their input, this blog would not exist. The pseudonyms are used to protect the guilty and to distance myself from the drama they create.