Jan Thomas was abused by her father from the age of eleven; her mother refused for years to believe that it was happening. Her life did not get much easier when she grew up and left home, to become involved with a series of men who cheated or bullied her. In the end she had to run away for her own safety, to escape a violent and manipulative husband. Today Jan has achieved freedom, independence and a measure of success in life despite everything, but she has children she is not allowed to see and she has discovered that her problems are partly due to Asperger's syndrome. This is her story.