The Excuses Of Not Talking About Abuse……Because PART TWO

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To Continue the conversation started in post yesterday……THE EXCUSES OF NOT TALKING ABOUT ABUSE…..BECAUSE let’s keep on talking.

We don’t talk about abuse as much as we should…..Because

  • Because nobody else is talking about it and I’ll feel like the only one
  • Because I don’t want anyone else to know my dirty secret
  • Because I didn’t think about talking about it until now
  • Because I am afraid
  • Because I don’t want to get low
  • Because it’s overwhelming….. there’s too much and if I start talking will I ever stop talking?
  • Because I want to still be me and not a victim
  • Because I don’t want people feeling sorry for me
  • Because I don’t want my batterer or abuser to win by letting it affect my life now
  • Because I’ve moved on and don’t want to go back
  • Because I don’t want counseling…..only weak people need counseling
  • Because I might get so angry that I would do something I’ll regret
  • Because I don’t want to think about it or remember the details
  • Because I let it happen…..I didn’t stop it
  • Because people will think I’m unlovable
  • Because people will think I’m promiscuous
  • Because I don’t know what words to say…..I don’t know where to start
  • Because my abuser is still alive and I couldn’t face having to go to court
  • Because my partner would literally kill my abuser
  • Because I am too busy and I don’t have time to sort it all out and get on with the rest of my commitments
  • Because people are too busy to listen
  • Because people have their own problems…..they don’t want to hear mine
  • Because the last time I talked about it I wasn’t helped

Let’s end the silence. Talk about abuse. Instead of propagating Post Traumatic Stress…..let’s start a movement of Post Traumatic Growth!

Stop Family Violence!

Stop Family Violence! (Photo credit: Krisztina Tordai)

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8 thoughts on “The Excuses Of Not Talking About Abuse……Because PART TWO

  1. Reblogged this on A VOICE FOR HOPE and commented:

    Part Two

  2. We are talking about it too! You’re not alone. MSV team. x

  3. swedenole13 says:

    Excellent post!

  4. Ray's Mom says:

    Reblogged this on JUSTICE FOR RAYMOND and commented:
    Abuse knows no gender, age or place of residence..be aware of your friends and family, watch for cautious behavior, bruises, limited conversation when certain people are around…

  5. narrowestpath says:

    Reblogged this on TheNarrowPath.

  6. Melanie says:

    Post Traumatic Growth. I love it. That is what we need.

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