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Abuse Victims: You Are Beautiful, Strong and Courageous

Abuse Victims: You Are Beautiful, Strong and Courageous

Abuse defines victims as ignorant, selfish and less important than everyone else. Abuse lies. Abuse victims, you need to hear this today - a message for you.

In the following video, I say to you what I needed to remember today. I am less than no one. I have value. I am chock full of potential and promise. So are you.

To help me remember I am worthy, I have to remember the vocabulary of abuse. The vocabulary of abuse is the words and techniques abusers use to keep abuse victims as victims. When I was an abuse victim, I found myself confused: I knew something was wrong, but I couldn’t decipher or describe what that something could be (Gaslighting: Designed to Destroy Your Sanity). Before I knew there was a vocabulary of abuse, I was destined to remain an abuse victim .

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Life After Abuse Video

Life After Abuse Video

Life after abuse surpasses the definition of peaceful. There is no one but me to tell me what to do or how to do it.

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About Kellie Holly, Author of Verbal Abuse in Relationships Blog

About Kellie Holly, Author of Verbal Abuse in Relationships Blog

I am Kellie Jo Holly, and I participated in the cycle of verbal abuse with my soon to be ex-husband for almost 18 years. I retain the relationship with him because we have two sons together who are now teens. Leaving the marriage did not end the abuse. Stopping verbal abuse has more to do with my reaction to it than convincing him to stop!

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