"Our blog shares stories of real people showing how they overcame their personal challenges with positive results to empower others"We Are Stronger Charity
It gets better.
I never talked about it.
Now I do.
I was born and grew up in a very violent home.
My father regularly beat my mother and I was forced to grow up very quickly in order to patch up wounds and make sure that no-one died.
My dad taught me that the only way to get attention was to take it. I learned how to swallow all of my emotions, in a cold hollow place
I was a violent bully, I loved being in fights and unleashing all the rage and hate I felt into my fists.
When I could find no targets for my anger, I bullied myself to be harder, sharper and stronger. I took risks, dangerous, self-destructive risks with drugs, and violence with each fight and each drug more dangerous than the last.
I lived for revenge against the world, against God and against my father.
After some years, I was ready I was going to finally make my father pay and I was going to make him suffer.
Then he did something unexpected.
He had a heart attack and died.
All that rage and anger and nowhere to go.
It took me a long time and a lot of training, a lot of talking to be able to let go of my hatred.
I was only able to start healing by reaching out.
I still have days, moments when the anger and sadness reaches into my life but I have support and I've done the work.
Misery thrives on secrets.
Talk about it and move forward.
Talk to a teacher, a trusted friend or relative.
I'm thankful for all the work that this charity, does because it gives people the chance to escape the violence in their lives.