Child Abuse Should Not Dominate Your Life

by MC
(Wisconsin, USA)

Why you shouldn't let any kind of abuse dominate your life: 
Although right now I can't be sure if I was sexually abused or not, there is something my mother always said that resonated with me in many, many situations. She always told me "you can go through life being a victim, or you can work your way through and be strong".

While that is definitely hard sometimes and I feel like just turning of all the lights and eating a tub of chocolate ice cream and a bottle of magic shell, I try to be as strong as I can. If I let what has happened dominate my life, I'm letting those who want me to be a victim win. If I do that they will get a big ol' head and try to take advantage of everything they can. You should try to be strong not only for yourself, but for all the others like you. We net to be a network, a safe place to land.




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Sep 02, 2010
MC:
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this issue with my visitors and me.

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Sep 10, 2010
''WOW'' Awesome words: Thank You
by: Maurice

You toched my heart in a very special way with those words from your heart to all of us who have been abused: Some still living the effects it has on them: But you sure give Hope to us all by your affirming words: Child Abuse Should Not Dominate Your Life: ''WOW'' Awesome words: Real heartfelt words: I pray you are in a good space in your own life adfter making sharing your heartfelt words with Darlene and her visitors: Live well: Laugh alot: Love much: I will: I can: I must becaue I am worth it: Good on you: I nearly forgot: Have ahealthy mind in a healthy body: Walk Tall: walk staight: Walk the world right in the eye: Be young in heart all your life:

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