For many years I suffered in silence not knowing what was wrong with me, not knowing why I couldn’t control my feelings. I didn’t know who to go to or who to talk too. Drugs, Alcohol and Self-harm became a big part of my life to cope, but it didn’t help it just suppressed the feelings I had.
I suffered for a long time in silence as a teenager, then at the age of 21 in a marriage that was filled with violence. At this time I had a daughter when I lived in this horrible situation, I didn’t know how to break from this situation for about 8 years in total.
I lost so much in my life including family and friends. Suffering in silence was breaking me, I needed to reach out for help, I first went to my Doctor and asked what was wrong with me, I was accessed and diagnosed, I was placed on medication, and sent to a therapist. Then started a process of fighting my way out without suffering on my own.
I was placed in the right direction to get out of my marriage safely.
This was the hardest situation to get out of, I had no help from family or friends. I had to put trust in the team helping me. I’m so glad I reached out for help as I don’t know where I would be today. It gave me the strength I needed to protect not only myself but my daughter.
Never suffer in silence there are many people and places out there willing to help all you need to do is ask it’s worth it in the end.