I used to be a happy person who had plans and dreams. The emotional and verbal abuse wore me down. I felt exhausted, numb and disoriented about who I was. I stopped thinking and believing for myself. I lost hope for a better life.
Trauma is personal. It does not disappear if it is not validated. When it is ignored or invalidated the silent screams continue internally heard only by the one held captive. When someone enters the pain and hears the screams healing can begin.
– Danielle Bernock