Striking out physically, mentally and emotionally no longer tolerable.
A day is coming. My voice cannot be silenced. I will not be manipulated, controlled as my alcoholic father did for so long.
His actions took him down physically, finally, and my youth hoped against hope there would be change he would choose ... he never did.
A life of projecting his internal pain outward was one I would never imitate, never accept and never allow to be done.
Abuse takes many forms and often the abuser will not accept their actions as harming another emotionally, mentally or physically but instead sees their words and actions as "justified".
Abuse is consistent, pain and punishment replacing rights, beliefs, abilities, possessions.
The Abuser needs control and the person abused often will not Surrender willingly.
The abuser must find a "target" to move their life problems and challenges onward, incapable of resolving life's challenges.