This is a huge topic, with so many different layers. Experiencing abuse, whether it be verbal, emotional, sexual, financial, or physical, is something that no one ever imagines will be part of their story. At least I didn’t. Never in a million years did I think I’d be sitting here telling you all that I am a victim of domestic abuse. But I am, and I wish I had known five years ago that I was not alone.
This is a hard part of my story to talk about, but I feel like it’s worth sharing. I’m still very much in the beginning stages of my healing. I’m not a doctor, or a therapist, but I have experiences that I’ve been through, lessons that I’ve learned, and feel I may be able to help someone else out there that’s been living in my shoes.
I’ll be talking about many different facets of abuse:
- Narcissistic abuse
- Living with alcoholism and mental illness
- Why I stayed so long, and what I wish I had done differently.
- Resources that are available to those of you in need.
- Protecting your kids from abuse
It is possible to get out of a horrible situation. It’s not easy, and I’m still in the hard part, but if you are feeling scared, or alone, I’m here for you. You are worth fighting for.
Stay tuned, I have a lot to process, and a lot to share.