I use to be blind.... i mean i knew things about abuse and about the quality of life. But they faded as i was more and more beat down by life and individuals. Finally one day I acted and my life changed. I learned about what i was doing wrong. I learned about what others had been doing wrong.
I didn't look back and I was very happy.
But it is easy to slip back into the cycle and old ways. I want to be empowered but I have a lot of work to do. And in a way I just don't know how. i don't have any role models. Learning from real people is the best way I have found.
Not being empowered and feeling stupid or abused tears me up inside.