Just a short note…
A few months ago, I was at a staff meeting at work and that week Donald Trump had won the American Presidency. My colleague heading the meeting chose to start the meeting with a prayer she felt was topical, as an attempt to reassure those who had concerns with the worlds current affairs. I’m not at all religious but it’s a prayer I wish I’d heard whilst I was battling an existence with my abusive-ex partner. It’s one that rings so true and I think its words are so meaningful and apt to an abusive relationship situation.
“God, give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Courage, to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
I am by no means a quitter, but I wish I’d had the composure to accept sooner that whatever I did, however I acted or adjusted myself that my ex partner was NEVER going to change. I’m thankful that I did wise-up to that quite quickly and I did eventually get the strength the leave him. If you’re in an abusive relationship then this is one thing that you CAN change, you can leave, at the right time, with the right support.