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As A Child, I Learned How Not To Be...

as a young child, I was in a household with an abusive father> when I was 8, my mother took my hand
& we walked permanently away mother put herself through school while working & raising me,
she was a great woman... I have never voluntarily spoken with or met my biological father since then >
i am 52 years old.. to this day, i Still have hostility issues with males, i see only women as capable friends.

'Rage Against The Male'

photowon photowon 46-50, M 7 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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I suffered the same Im sorry - but now I am a single mom of two girls and somewhat normal. Please write me if you need to talk involved 2 victims, wasn't a matter of 'rescuing' me solely or anything associated with only an ideal of heroic action - it was survival, doing what is necessary at a given time....

Bravo. Your Mother deserves your praise. It is nice to see that you appreciate her strength. And nice to know that she had that strength to rescue her child from a bad situation.

...fortunately for me I ALSO learned, by observation, how to convert negative feelings into energy used for positive endeavors, also thanks to my mother :)

It is a great thing that she had the courage to walk away from any abuse. So many women are told by their spouses that they are useless, good for nothing, will never get anywhere. How sad it is that some males use that to control women. Little do they know how strong a woman can be, GOD help anyone who wants to hurt their babies. Hopefully more women will see the positive in life and not listen to mental abuse, ridicule and name calling of someone who tries to control them. Hopefully they will find the strength to stand up and get away from abusers. There is NO reason for any man to abuse women and children either physically or mentally. It is an absolute outrage that this keeps happening. I congratulate your mother on her strenght and perseverance to better both her and your life. Good luck in the future to all who are abused in any way. Be strong and know there is a better life out there and that there are good men out there who will love and protect you, and never abuse you. There is a great big world out there to enjoy life, so do what ever it takes (within the law) to get away from the abuse.

she is the overwhelming *Positive* created from a negative environment :)

Your mum sounds like an amazing woman