F N’ F

On the discussion of fear — ask yourself this question: Am I afraid to stand up for myself?

My father beat all of my rights out of me. He made sure I had only privileges given by him — no rights. These are his actual words I heard over and over, “You have no rights! Only privileges.” That has sure stayed with me.

I fear standing up for myself. I don’t do it well. In the end it makes me feel a bit like a victim and I despise feeling like a victim. So, I’m trying to learn how to stand up for myself.

Do you fear standing up for yourself?

If we are looking at ourselves *(YOU SEE YOU), I think this becomes a bit easier. What do I want? What do I need? How should I be treated and loved. These are great questions we should be asking ourselves.

Our lives should not be about the needs of others only but about our needs as well.

Published by Gracedxoxo

I have the courage to tell my story to help others embrace theirs. View more posts

Originally published at http://prisonerbynocrimeofmyown.com on November 18, 2022.

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Jodie Tedder

We write openly about our sexual childhood abuse, not only because we need to express but because we want to shine some light on this difficult healing path.