This post from the blog “Is This Abusive?” encourages abuse survivors to share their stories, because
On more than one occasion someone has come to me because they heard or read my story a long time ago and became aware they were in an abusive relationship.
Those occasional moments made me realize how important it was for me to share my story. It also made me feel, “My pain had a purpose.”
The author also writes,
When you break the silence I truly believe it loses it’s power….I am not a counselor, doctor or an attorney.
I am only expressing my personal experience from my point of view. Some of my blog posts may be helpful and some are probably venting.
On this blog she also shares her own story of abusive relationships with her ex-husband and father.