Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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When I entered my relationship I wasn't seeking to be anything other than a loving partner. I became a victim because of his actions, and I refuse to "own" any behavior that caused his abusive behavior.
His delusions are his own.
His cruelty is his own.
His abusive (what on Earth ELSE should they be called) "techniques" are his own.
I didn't seek to join a "movement," or to attain another identity of "victim." As a matter of fact, due to what happened during the course of my relationship I was highly embarrassed I let it go on for so long.
And this article, like others, attempts to again somehow shame me.
This was irresponsible and ill informed.
If these occur, there’s still time to change, but the window is closing.
It takes will and practice to overcome the adrenaline addiction.
The right metaphors lead to growth and healing, the wrong ones keep us stuck.
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