The burden is not yours to carry, but you carry it anyway.
We sell out on due diligence because we love the comfort of our own delusion.
I didn’t speak to my friends in the school I just left, and I didn’t have anyone I could really explain these things to.
Please give me room when I ask and I promise you’ll have the best version of me.
Work on your sharing, but also work on reminding yourself that you are safe, you are in control, and your past is not happening right now.
How many of us have stayed in relationships because the sex was outstanding?
Be brave like the survivors, check your biases and be mindful of your need to defend an abuser for any reason.
An insecure spouse will find reasons to nitpick and be angry about, but will also use manipulation and lying to get their way.
Like Jordyn, we were labeled as Judas, and every explanation of the situation fell on deaf ears and all of our words were met with disdain, doubt, and disappointment.
Children will show up the way we teach them to.