I had just moved 856 miles away from my family, escaping 13 years of sexual abuse. I was 22 years old, standing alone, raw and lost to say the least. Love was not something I ever knew, it was something I’d never been shown. I was stifling years of pain, staring down scars, scars embedded in my soul. Continue reading HIDDEN AMONGST THE RUBBLE
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My family gave me a life that wasn’t easy to live.
There’s a lot of advice in the world today for what to do when it comes to breaking up with a friend, a boyfriend, a girlfriend and even a spouse, but what about a family break-up?
Most of us are not in a position to just walk away from our family like someone we’re dating, nor do we feel we want to; however, sometimes we strongly see it’s a must when a toxic family member or the entire family is literally ruining our lives. That was my situation in my own family. Surviving the ups and downs of their moodiness and vile disrespect towards me was a challenge.
How do you practice patience?
Do you struggle with it or is patience one of your best qualities? The lessons we learn from patience will cultivate our character, lift our lives, and heighten our happiness.
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Truth Be Told
I often hear people use the terms “sexually abused”, “sexually molested”, “molested”, incest and “child molestation but if you have lived through or suffered any of these experiences or know someone who has, you know someone that’s been raped.
Continue reading They Are Rapists and Should Be Labeled As Such