Not everyone is blessed with growing up in a healthy, functional family environment. For those of us who did not have that chance, it can be hard to forgive abusive parents. However, this is why I’ve decided I will not shun my mother, despite our heavy history.
A past of abuse can really impact how you live your life and how you perceive yourself. It can be exhausting to carry the weight of trauma on you at all times. This is why it’s worth making the effort to get rid of it.
The journey of self-improvement looks different for everyone, so it can be difficult to find the right formula for healing amongst the multiple resources available online and in the world. I have managed to find 4 essential principles to make sure I keep choosing myself.
Not everyone has the chance to have a good relationship with their father. This is how I moved on from my abusive childhood.
Not everyone is blessed with a good mother and unfortunately, the consequences of growing up with a toxic parent can have lasting effects into adulthood.