during my time dealing with abuse I learned that my voice didn’t matter. I’m sure some of the message was given to me by media … But it was driven home by a relationship that said “I love you, but you really shouldn’t be yourself”. Maybe not in those words, but in a tone of little ways and actions and events.
Category: Surviving Abuse
Surviving Abuse is one of the toughest things we face in life. Often times the survivor will continue to abuse themselves long after the abuse has ended.
Here are some of my thoughts on how I’ve handled it, and the experiences I’ve gone through since leaving an abusive situation.
I think by now that you know I’m a “Glass Half Full” type person. For me, that includes things like keeping a gratitude journal, looking at the positive in every situation and so on....
Wether you have a light-bulb moment or a soft prompting in your heart like I did, recognizing that something needs to change is the first step. Here is how I took it.
<—- I mean really does this look like the face of someone who put up with multiple types of abuse for years? Does it look like someone about to leap into the “Oh-My-God-I-Should-Never-Have….”...