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Natasha T. Brown says she saw her former boyfriend nearly stabbed to death on a snowy night in Clinton last year. A few hours later, she found herself being charged with the crime.

Charges against the Bowie resident — and former reporter for The Gazette – were eventually dropped, and Brown has channeled the months of depression and anger she felt after the incident into a self-help book, “10 Blessings of Betrayal.”

“It’s really important for you to step out of what’s happening to you and figure out what God is trying to do through you,” said Brown, who runs her own communications consulting firm that works with nonprofits.

“You have to force yourself to flip your perspective when you’re going through something,” she said.