I am not damaged. Surviving abuse can leave tremendously deep scars, but you can work through them and take back your life from the nightmares, reclaim your beauty and strength as your own birth right and begin now. Do not allow yourself to remain enslaved forever.
What we need to realize is abusive partners are people too. They have pain in their past that they don't know how to deal with. The only way they can deal is by enforcing complete control over their victims. While I agree victims need to be the first priority, we need to take care of the abusive too. Get them help so we can end the cycle!
Glock Ad. True Story!!*PP (A woman is 500% more likely to die in a domestic violence situation if firearms are present, the availabilty of firearms increase suicides according to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health of all 50 U.S. states, and you are more likely to be shot with your own gun than use it for protection in a crime.)
Domestic abuse: stop the cycle... Sometimes they don't know. Abusers are sick people who need healing themselves from the pain. Have compassion, patience, charity . . . if you know better. People take a long time to change over nite. ;-)
This makes me think of the times I wanted to stand up for someone who couldn't stand up. When you can, and you don't, there is a consequence. Learn the difference between impulse and instinct, and act.