Do not feel that you have to agree with others all the time. Don’t be afraid to have an opinion. Never be afraid to say no. This world will break you if you don’t learn to stand up for yourself!
In today’s society the emphasis is often on getting a good education. We teach our children that this is important. You got to do well in high school; you have to do well in college, we tell them. However ever so often we don’t tell them how to cope in a world where all is not what it seems to be. We don’t tell them what they should never accept in relationships.
They go out there all dewy eyed and innocent thinking that being in love is nothing short of paradise and they can dive in without even questioning how deep the water is. Let’s have the conversation. Talk to your children about domestic abuse. Let them know that love is not supposed to hurt.
No one can envision him or herself in an abusive relationship. Most people feel it can never happen to them. So when they see the signs they ignore them or make excuses. However domestic violence is too serious an issue not to pay attention to the signs.
One of the first signs that your partner may be abusive is if he or she wants to alienate you from your family and friends. An abusive partner wants to know that you have no one to turn to for help when the abuse starts and alienating you from the people you care about is the first step in achieving that go. Watch out for this sign!
“Never be too quick to judge another person’s situation and never say ‘That could never happen to me.’ The road of life has many twists and turns and sometimes the most unexpected things happen. No one is immune to life’s problems so show empathy for others because you just never know when you might need theirs.”
“Start each day on a positive note and try to remain motivated in-spite of all the negative things that may be happening around you. Remember that not everyone you encounter is going to leave you with a pleasant experience. Remain focused on what it is that you seek to achieve and do not allow yourself to be distracted.”
Stay positive and things will fall into place!
“Be careful who you ask for advice, because a person with no vision of their own will be quick to laugh at yours.”
It is wise to surround yourself with positive people!
“Find time each day to have a special moment to yourself. Enjoy the beauty of nature. Smile and be happy for life is short and you have to make the most of it.”
You have to pamper yourself sometime. Know that you are special!