I abused alcohol since I was 16 years old and it was a HUGE issue in my marriage. I don't want that to be a part of me anymore. Did I ever think of myself as an alcoholic? No. Most people abuse alcohol so it seemed normal for so many reasons. But I would drink … Continue reading 6 months sober today.
It's late and I should be sleeping, but reading back in my some of my journals is quite painful. I hear a girl who just wanted true love. Always searching and falling fast. I had a lot of insecurities for many years. My thoughts were full of sadness, hurt, anger and resentment. I battled with … Continue reading thoughts on my journals
Ohhh. Such deep sadness! I want to cry a thousand rivers. It hurts. I try to find the positive that surrounds me, pushing those tears away... find a smile from within. Was I attracted to goodbyes? Did I attach myself to a potential love that I knew was destructive and temporary, just to keep from truly … Continue reading run away girl
We have to take care of our ourselves first, gals. That is the most important thing I can say to you. Your feelings and what you want out of life and in a realtionship matter! Stop chasing these manipulators and dirt bags that treat you like a doormat. You deserve to be treated with respect … Continue reading stop looking
I used to think that this day was so important. I used to quickly defend Sweetest Day when people would say to me, "it's just a Hallmark holiday", or "it's no big deal, it's just another day". Today I actually figured out possibly why so many other girls have felt the same way as me. … Continue reading today a.k.a. sweetest day
I have been in many bad relationships in my life, mostly in my 20’s-30’s, which included mental, verbal/emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I have had friends who had it worse, a lot worse. In 2015, a friend's sister had her precious life taken away by her much older boyfriend. In 2000, I saw a woman's … Continue reading october is domestic violence awareness month
Respect yourself! You ARE beautiful, inside and out, you ARE stronger than you think, you DESERVE to laugh more than you cry, you ARE loved by others and you need to be FREE from disrespect. -trw