I was verbally, emotionally and physically abused as a child except, I didn’t see it that way. I wasn’t the kind of child who would just take it, instead I talked back a lot and developed quite a scorn for my abuser & challenged & baited them too. I was told since I was 5 years old that I had to be the stronger and more mature one even though I was the child in this situation that involved adults. This made me feel helpless a lot of times but also helped me in a different way. The fact that someone thought I could be strong and mature and made me feel that I could handle this & I actually did! Now, the thing I didn’t or couldn’t realize was that just because one can walk barefoot over a rocky surface doesn’t mean one isn’t going to get some bruises and scratches along the way.
When one is in a bad situation, one is too preoccupied coping, rationalizing, justifying and hiding. It is because of that, its important for the onlookers and society to be understanding, compassionate and supportive.
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