Thought Catalog

Abuse Victims

Your Abuse Doesn’t Define You

I look at you and I see all that is right, despite how many things that have gone wrong. I look at you and most of all I hope you see yourself not for the cracks and the broken pieces. I hope you see the light that has shined through you, brightening the lives of everyone around you.

This Is How A Formerly Abused Woman Loves

She understands that where you’ve been impacts who you are but that it doesn’t have to determine who you become. She accepts all the things that make you you and she’ll never make you feel ashamed of the mistakes you’ve made or who you used to be.