To all survivors of child abuse, what happens after you finally leave the household and make it on your own?
Do you feel a sense of relief once you move out?
Do you try not be like your abusers when you end up in relationships or have kids on your own?
Do you feel any side effects?
Most importantly, do you feel that you future could be better than your past (i.e. your childhood)?
The idea of the side effects of child abuse has been on my mind and I've been looking all over the internet to see examples of people who have risen above their ordeal to become a great success in life and/or to have happy lives with the family that they've started on their own.
Pretty much, I'm asking this because it hurts to know that there are plenty of children, helpless at the hands of adults who should know better and should love and/or protect these kids and are doing neither because they are "mad at the world" and taking it out on them or because that's "how they were raised"... I just hope these children rise above it and at least try to move on to live normal, happy lives.