The purpose of this study is to explore the lived experience of adult women who have been exposed to partner abuse. Previous research has demonstrated the negative impact of traumatic experiences, such as partner abuse. Using an exploratory qualitative approach, ten females will be asked to verbalize their traumatic experiences with partner abuse. They will participate in an open-ended interview process,during which a narrative of their experience will be co-created by the participant and the researcher. The individual's narrative will be analyzed from a phenomenological perspective for the presence of common underlying themes unique to this sample.