When you’re young, you don’t understand that it’s not your fault. You grow up believing you played a role in what they did... That you didn’t stop it... That you have some blame. Let me tell you something- that is a lie.
Someone took advantage of you. They betrayed a trust. You are innocent. Don’t be defined by someone else’s actions. Don’t let them have that power. You are powerful and have a voice. Rise up and break the stigma of abuse. Stop the cycle.
We may have grown up abused, but we Rise Up In Truth.
I feel like I get this a lot. I grew up in an emotionally and sometimes physically abusive home. I never learned that I could have a voice. I was wired to feel worthless and not good enough, so anything I had to contribute or say didn’t matter. I ended up in an abusive marriage and I was so brainwashed, He literally convinced me that he treated me the way he did “for my own good.” And i believed it! Now as an adult, i always get told “you need to stand up for yourself” or “you have to teach people how to treat you” or “you need to be more assertive” etc etc. why can’t I just be who I am and people be respectful and decent. I realize that is somehow asking a lot in our society today. #victimblaming#victim#emotional#abuse#trauma#ptsd#cptsd#bpd#depression#bipolar#depressed#sad#survivor#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalillness