Abuse

Wearing the Pain

Coping with the emotional extreme of hatred and fear distorted my perception of truth, reality, and compassion.  I learned to deny instead of take responsibility for my actions.  I learned to minimize situations when they concerned other people’s feelings.  I… Read More ›

Chaos Ensued

I grew up with a terrible fear of holidays.  No one ever knew what to expect, least of all the children who were pulled in so many different directions.  The only happy memories are those spent with my grandparents and… Read More ›

Is It Insanity?

Insanity can be hidden in a house where abuse thrives. It may sound perplexing, but to an abused child, the treatment that she endures is expected. It’s “what’s for dinner” in a sense. Later in life when she has opportunities… Read More ›