Dating a man who was physically abused as a child dating again after death of a spouse
I have to feel strong enough that I won’t second guess every move I make.
How could I ever create a successful relationship from that?
However, there is a great risk in dating an abuse victim, in my opinion, if they have never successfully received treatment.
Yet something changed inside of me during that time and now I say this almost every day: when you are slammed against a concrete wall and thrown down a flight of stairs…when YOU are YOUR ONLY HOPE for survival and no higher being is there to lift you out of an awful situation, your hope lies within your own heart.
Because they are hypersensitive to minor pain and stress you are likely to be viewed as a surrogate abuser during the downs of a relationship...which you will not like.
The world isn’t one that seems to hold opportunity on those days.
On those days I have to remind myself that I was in such a devastatingly bad place a year prior.
I want to try this again,” your help will be appreciated.
I stayed, longer than I should have stayed, because my faith in the lord was strong enough that I ‘knew’ I would live.
And I’m only able to do this because on a hot July afternoon I picked up my broken body from the concrete floor and limped out of the door, without looking backward.