I recently read parts of a great book it is called Invincible The 10 Lies you learn Glowing up with Domestic Violence and the truths to set you free Written by Brian F martin
Here is some paragraphs from the book.
“I asked a few questions that had been on my mind for a long time: How do people who’ve grown up living with domestic violence feel? What do they believe about themselves? What feelings do they experience most frequently? The group put forward a number of ideas but the words most often used were guilty, resentful, sad, alone, angry, hopeless, worthless, fearful, self-conscious, and unloved. These are, in fact, the ten lies you learn growing up with domestic violence—lies that you can unlearn after you uncover the truths.” (Brian F martin)
“Yes, change can be automatic. For some it may not; but one thing that can happen immediately is awareness. More than 80 percent of change is awareness! That awareness leads to progress, and daily progress leads to living the life that was meant for you the one that was stolen from you as a child. Changing the story of our lives can take time or it can happen in an instant, but progress is happening right now. It is all well within your grasp.” (Brian F martin)
When I was a teenager about 13 my mother married a man that about a month into the marriage starting beating her. I would awake in the middle of the night hearing her cries and watch him knock her plate out of her hands. She finally divorced him when my sister told her that if she didn’t she would never visit again. She did divorce him but she paid for his apartment and supported him until her death and when she was on her death bed this man cussed her because none of the life insurance was being left to him. So yes I did feel, resentful, sad, alone, angry, hopeless, worthless, fearful, self-conscious, and unloved. Then I married right into the cycle my other started but I unlike her was able to get out.
Did you or someone you care about grow up living with domestic violence? INVINCIBLE seeks to build awareness and understanding of #CDV (childhood domestic violence). Awareness is currently less than 10%. Pre-order your copy & receive 25% off This is a great book
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