I am a survivor of domestic violence and so are my kids
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|Sat, 04-23-2011 - 9:58am|
I know how hard it is to be an abusive relationship/marriage, and how it impacts the children who witness it on a daily basis. I was in an abusive relationship and marriage for 7 years. I got Pregnant when I was 17 and had my first daughter when I was 18. I wanted to have my family be a whole even though I was treated like garbage.Things do get better over time after leaving the abusive environment, but I will be honest it gets much worse first! I have severe anxiety and take an antidepressant to help reduce it. Children who have witnessed abuse need counseling without a doubt because it affects them one way or another! My oldest daughter who is 11 is in complete denial about how her dad treated me, she cries over every little thing, and has serious mood swings. Everyday is a struggle because you never know what kind of mood she is going to be in. She is starting counseling and I pray that it helps her work through her feelings and can allow her to find happiness.
my blog about my struggle :