Are you caught up in domestic abuse or violence? Do you feel alone, and like nobody will believe or understand you? Then know that you are not the only one, and you CAN reach out.
When we are caught up in the avalanche of abuse, we are often isolated. Our abuser works hard to break-down any support networks we have, to alienate our friends and family, and to convince us that we are crazy, stupid, and worthless.
We may feel we are not like anyone else. We deserve to be abused. We imagine that there is nobody else in the world fighting to survive the blizzard of painful words and fists. It’s not true.
One in three women will experience abuse or violence in their lifetime. You are NOT alone.
Avalanche of the Soul
All around you, there are women and men who understand what it is to tread this painful path. You may not know who they are, these survivors. Perhaps, like you, they are accomplished at hiding the truth. Perhaps, like you, they are shamed and frightened into silence. Perhaps, like you, they have strategies to cope as best they can. But they are there.
You are not alone. You are not the only one. Reach out today.
Can you relate to feelings of isolation in the avalanche of abuse? Please share your experience in the comments.
Avalanche of the Soul, 2013-14