Abuse comes in many forms and any form of abuse is just that, abuse. The victims are the ones who have to live with it, heal, recover, learn to love themselves and forgive.

I chose to write this story because I know there are others out there who have lived through similar experiences. It’s a tough road and a long journey but we can become the best versions of ourselves, let go of the past and build a strong future. However, it will always be there, we will always carry it with us but we have the choice of how we will allow it to effect us.

Thanks for sharing, and if you do decide to write about your childhood experiences please let me know. I would love to read it.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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