Most often it is the fear and low self-esteem that make women suffer in silence. The abuser did his job, ruining her self-esteem, making her lose faith in herself, making her fear him and forcing her to respect him. He made her feel guilty for the abuse he committed. Abusers use words like: “You see what you made me do?”, “You know you deserved this”. This is a way of making a woman believe that she is the problem, that she pushed him to do it, that he had a reason. VIOLENCE IS NEVER OK! Always have this in mind. The first step to liberation is to stop blaming yourself. As Melanie Tonia Evans says: When you replace Rejection of Self for Acceptance and Fascination of Self you've turned a very big corner.
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