Abuse is abuse no matter what form it comes in. I’ve seen it and been apart of it. I understand the fear and I understand even more the courage it takes to walk away and rebuild your life. I also know that you have to be incredibly brave to report it. Remember if he/she can do it to you, he/she can and probably will do it to someone else.
Never, ever be afraid to get help. Never be afraid to open your mouth to someone and let them know what’s going on. They will listen and they will hear you. Realize your worth and your importance. It’s okay to be scared and unsure of what will happen next but be brave because you are worth so much more.
“Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good-on your mirror!” -Susan Jeffers
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” -Alice Walker
“There are two ways of spreading light…to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” -Edith Wharton
“Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more.” -Salma Hayek
“What are you going to do? Are you going to live in the dark, locked in here? Afraid to look out, answer the door, leave? Yes, he’s out there, and he’s clearly not going to leave you alone until one of three things happens: he hurts you and gets arrested, or he makes a mistake and gets arrested, or you stop him.” -Rachel Caine
“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.” -Ruth Gordon