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I LOVE MY T-SHIRT & MYSELF!💜
I just love my T-shirt today and I wanted to share it with you.👚I’m not afraid to tell you this.
You see I spent too many years not loving this woman. Too many years putting her down. Allowing my value to be wrapped up on what others thought, what they said, what I had in the material world. I didn’t appreciate her for who she was inside - I didn’t even recognise her. 🙈
I didn’t celebrate her. I didn’t nurture her. I pushed her and pushed her until there was no more give. There was no more energy. No more sparkle. There was just ill health, shame, anxiety it took years to recover. 🌟 I literally took her to the brink, and then some. Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually there was pain. I didn’t know how to deal with it and so I hid, and I engaged in a whole heap of self sabotaging behaviours and hurt myself more- and others. My pain created more pain. 💔
It was a vicious cycle. I felt isolated, alone. I was suicidal, PTSD. I questioned my own sanity. It affected my job, my home life, my family’s lives. 💥
Millions of men and women go through this every day in the UK. Domestic abuse it's not to be taken lightly -there's two types that I carry very deep within my heart, there's the type where cuts and bruises are visible where all can see and there's emotional abuse where you look fine from the outside but on the inside you're screaming out for help.
Emotional abuse cuts deeper than any knife ever will and can stay with you for life. It haunts you, some never get over it, one word, one sentence if said enough can make you believe it "you're worthless, you're useless, you're fat, you’re ugly, you'll never find anyone else, you're crazy, you’re not doing it right, why did I choose you, just behave" Let me tell you this - for anyone that’s in this situation, you can escape! you CAN break free! you can make a happy, healthy life. You can recover. You can one day love yourself and even wear a T-shirt LOVE 👚 and go on a journey to help other people RISE- to find courage and break free! 🙌🏻 Start with loving yourself. Start by getting support. Don’t ever give up hope. it’s not easy but it’s worth it 💜