Don’t be surprised if you find just the opposite extreme is true for you. We all react to our abusive past in a variety of ways.
One way to miss deadlines. Author Sugar Pond, Source Mess (CC BY-SA 2.0 Generic ).
This post was written together with Marie Williams whose remarks are in italics. Marie blogs at Come Fly with Me, https://mariewilliams53.wordpress.com.
Sometimes it can seem that the world is against us. Wherever we turn, doors are shut to us. We can never catch a break; are never cut any slack; keep running into walls. We cannot find any support.
Sound familiar? Rejection rules the lives of abuse victims…or does it?
Certainly, rejection played a major role in our childhood. Let’s, however, turn that experience on its ear. Let’s instead ask ourselves the unthinkable, whether abuse victims are trained to seek out rejection.
Cruelty v. Kindness
“A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself” (Prov. 11: 17).
Treated cruelly in the past, abuse victims may tolerate cruelty from others…
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