Abuse No More

Here is a brave response that my client gave to her father, after many years of abusive bullying:  “Yesterday you said it was in your nature to be disrespectful and impatient, and I let it go as always, but it needs to be addressed. I want you to understand that it’s in my nature to protect myself from that type of disrespectful behavior. It hurts me that I have to say this because you’re my only dad but I wish I said this to you long ago.  Your disrespect  and impatience has hurt me for a really long time. In the past I have just dealt with it or held it in because that’s all I knew. It destroyed me in many ways. Now I know what I can and what I cannot tolerate and I cannot tolerate being disrespected so regularly by my dad.”

So simple, but this is an act of ultimate empowerment.  NO MORE!  No matter if it’s your father, mother, daughter or son, husband or wife – abuse no more!  Congratulations, and thank you for being an inspiration for us all.freedom-in-the-shape-of-a-cross. google images jpg

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