Family is supposed to be our safe haven. Very often, it’s the place where we find the deepest heartache.
You survived the abuse. You’re going to survive the recovery.
The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.
It is impossible to correct abuses unless we know that they’re going on.
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
Do you never look at yourself when you abuse another person?
The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure.
Do not look for healing at the feet of those who broke.”
Refuse to inherit dysfunction. Learn new ways of living instead of repeating what you lived through.”
“Don’t let someone who did you wrong make you think there’s something wrong with you. Don’t devalue yourself because they didn’t value you. Know your worth even if they don’t.”
“You have escaped the cage. Your wings are stretched out. Now fly.”