Breaking the cycle of Abuse

The backlash was intense and all consuming. My decision to speak out about the multi-generational cycle of abuse in my family was not without consequence. But I knew that I had to protect my own children from becoming the next victim, and/or perpetrator, of sexual abuse – so I started writing, and I started talking. In the end, it was just my children and I but they are healthy and happy. For years the pain and confusion stemming from my family’s rejection of me sent me spinning. I couldn’t understand why they stood by and protected my older brother and abuser, and did everything that they could to silence and undermine me. Time and experience taught me the truths that I needed to understand their behavior.

The truth is that the only person I can control, is me. We can beg and plead for our families to open their hearts…

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