Victims are conditioned to seek their abusers for comfort – a form of medicine that is simultaneously the source of poison.
You’d rather keep your thoughts or feelings to yourself than risk hurting your partner’s feelings or starting an argument.
No man who loves you will make you feel as if you’re compromising yourself to be with him. Because that’s not love, that’s manipulation.
The reason I never disclosed the truth about what was going on in my relationship was because I was not only afraid of my friends’ judgements, but I was afraid of my own judgements.
Someone’s perception of you is not your identity.
I’m here for you on the mornings you’ll swear he’s changed. I’m here for you on the loneliest of days when you feel like the world is caving in and no one can see you breaking.
Just because you never hit me does not mean that what you did was benign and wholesome. The hurt you caused was more than skin deep.
These scars do not diminish my worth. These scars are not unattractive, deal-breaking pieces of baggage. These scars do not make me a bad partner. These scars are not a reason to stay away.
I am still learning that closure might not always seem like closure when it is happening.