This week I share an interview where I was interviewed by Anthea McCourtie on her podcast ‘Action Women’. I share my own experiences with domestic abuse and how I have broken the toxic and terrifying cycle of abuse suffered at the hands of past partners. I also share about my work and how I help others to gain and maintain meaningful, empowering relationships.
“Unless we have open and honest conversations about abuse, it will keep happening behind closed doors- just as the abuser would have it.” - Anne Hellgren
Some Key Points:
People sometimes suffer domestic abuse in silence because they are afraid to talk about the things that matter. If we don't vocalise, then we cannot hope to heal effectively.
Escaping domestic abuse is not an easy thing. Often we are so conditioned by the time it begins that our initial reaction to its appearance is a loss of hope and a feeling of being trapped.
Cultures often dictate that women are meant to be subservient to their spouses. Submission is taught, and normalised. This needs to change.
Change has to begin within ourselves if we want it to take root. Start by loving yourself, which will make abuse a crime against someone we come to care for.
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