- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Lately I have been noticing a lot of posts involving abuse. I just wanted to reach out to anyone reading this that may be suffering with abuse that is currently happening, or that happened a while ago.
Abuse takes many forms, and NONE of it should be taken lightly. Physical OR emotional. And all of it leaves lasting scars. (visible or not)
Please know that you are not alone and there IS help out there. Most communities have wonderful resources that you can use. Hotlines, support groups, and (in the case of domestic abuse) shelters. Please take the time to research what is in your area- there are probably programs you didn’t even know about.
Especially if you don’t have family or friends that you can turn to, you should know that there is support out there. You don’t have to go through it alone. And NEVER think that it’s not worth talking about or that you need to hide it.
And (there are some people out there that may disagree with me on this one, and I’m sorry. But I’m going to say it anyway). If you are in a situation of domestic violence, GET OUT. There is absolutely no excuse, no matter how many appologies are made. It is not worth it. You can do better and you should.
Thanks for reading. If it even helps one person out there, it’s worth it.
*gets off soapbox*