Stop The Silence Of (Emotional/Physical/Sexual) Abuse: Be a Survivor

Abuse (and abusers) come in many different shades, shapes, and sizes but there is one thing which is almost always unanimous: abuse is surrounded by silence. People don’t like to talk about abuse (emotional, physical, and/or sexual); it’s dirty and scary and it shouldn’t exist. The abusers don’t want anyone to know about their horrible behaviour and the victims are too terrified and embarrassed to admit the truth. This is particularly acute since many times the victim can’t even admit the truth to herself (and, in rarer cases, himself). What so many people don’t understand is how damaging this silence is. This very silence is what perpetuates this abuse to continue. This silence is what keeps victims from recognizing initial signs of abuse before it escalates. This silence is what allows abusers to retain their power and control over their victims.

THIS SILENCE NEEDS TO END.

I was abused for years and I’m tired of the silence. I’m tired of being afraid. I’m one of the lucky ones who got out in time. I’ve been abuse free for years but it’s still something I deal with daily. It never goes away. It gets easier and better with time and love for yourself, but it’s always there. This is why it’s so important to educate others, talk about abuse, and hopefully help others from falling into the abusive trap.

I AM NO LONGER SILENT.

I AM NO LONGER AFRAID.

I AM A SURVIVOR.

TOGETHER, WE CAN END ABUSE.

Know the signs:

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And, if you find yourself in an abusive relationship, know that you’re strong enough to survive and you can leave the situation. You can have a good life again.

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2 thoughts on “Stop The Silence Of (Emotional/Physical/Sexual) Abuse: Be a Survivor

  1. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. If you would like to accept it, please go to my blog site for details. You are an inspiration and thank you for your advice and support. TBH

    Stand Strong You Are Not Alone

    I call you a survivor, because that is what you are. There are days when you don’t feel like a survivor and there are days when the memories trigger your past and it feels like you are loosing the fight – but you are not. Take the past and heal with it. You are strong. I want you to know that the abuse was not your fault. It does not matter what age it happened. You did not deserve it, you did not cause it, and you did not bring it on yourself. You own no shame, guilt, or remorse. In your life, you have faced many demons but look around you and you will see there is hope, and there is beauty. You are beautiful, You are loved, there is hope. You deserve to be loved and treated with respect. You deserve peace and joy in your life. Don’t settle for anything less than that. God has plans for you. Your future does not have to be dictated by your past.

    Each step you take you are not alone.

    Stand Strong.

    TBH

    Please go to this link to read how to accept your award.
    http://turkeyboneheaven.com/2014/03/23/brave-heart-award/
    Please go to this link to read how to accept your award.

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