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Learning To Value My Creativity After Emotional Abuse

A photo I took shortly after escaping my abusive family home Being a visually oriented person, photography has long been a great interest of mine,  though it wasn’t always accessible to me. I remember the first significant time I used … Continue reading

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“I Just Want You To Be Happy!” And Other Manipulative Lies of My Abusive Mother

When I was a teenager, my mother exclaimed to me many times “I just want you to be happy!”  Yet she didn’t want that enough to treat me with kindness, respect my boundaries and provide me with a good start … Continue reading

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