Thank you Jessica for showing all the abused that they gain from actions they NEVER should’ve had. I knew the time my cousin had with a violently abusive stepfather. Hearing all about that from him over the years poisoned my own perception of a stepfather until I got over it with my current friendship with my own step-father.

Anyways, I lived his experiences via second-hand knowledge; yes I know only felt a tiny percent of what it actually feels like. I still feel I empathize with any abused persons because of him though. I honestly have never faced this type of abuse. Though, I do know that growing up without a father feels something like being abused. I am sure abused people are right to say I have only a tiny idea of the feelings though.

I just know that any guilt or mental health issues you have from abuse are not your fault and you never should feel that way. You endured it and you do have superpowers you gained from enduring the hash reality you had. Feel the truth of your new abilities and embrace them. 😁❤️🦸‍♂️🦸‍♀️

Muslim, Optimist, History/Political Science Prof. with no class. An Endurer of SPMS, T1 Diabetes and life.

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