An amazing post from fellow survivor that I am also proud to call my friend. If you have children with your abuser (or you know someone who does), read the importance on not waiting for validation and loving yourself unconditionally.
My daughter is head over heels in love with her dad. Normally that would be an amazing thing. You see when you have a man that is respectable, and responsible it is the best thing for a little girl. Through this man, this father, she will learn how to be treated, she will learn what to what to accept and what to not accept.
But my daughter will be learning all the wrong lessons for the man she calls dad. She will learn that it is proper for a man to cheat on her. She will learn that it is proper for her man to put his hands on her and to verbally demean her. She will learn how to wait.
And wait. Wait to see her beloved Dad when she is sick. Wait for her beloved Dad when he is supposed to spend time with her. She will learn…
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Glad to see you, I have missed you! Thank you for the recommendation.