Hartley fell for her guy when she was 17. He was sophisticated, clever, and fantastic, she moved in with him, despite the fact he was twenty years older. It didn’t take long for her happy relationship to turn into one of possession and exploitation.
From detectives and police to self-injury, Hartley eventually realized how far from herself she had come. So she sought care. Since then, she has been able to heal enough to write a book about her experience and become a staff trainer for helping young women.