Stop Saying I’m Strong Because I Left Him

And stop comparing me to other survivors

Photo by Brands&People on Unsplash

Sometimes, I want to record the things people say. They act as the basis of my strength that I didn’t choose to stay.

That’s not a compliment.

If domestic violence was so simple, don’t you think we would have solved it by now? Women don’t enjoy being slapped around, and this…



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Hope Rising

Hope Rising

Divorced, biracial woman | 23 going on 65 | Editor for Out of the Woods | I write to heal myself and others | Support me at