Cheri’s (not her real name) dad verbally abused her while she was growing up.
He used words that made her feel shame. That made her feel small.
He was was respected in the community, but turned into a bully when the doors closed.
Cheri grew up thinking that she was bad.
She grew up thinking that she didn’t have the ability to make her own decisions, because her decisions were always seen as less wise than that of her father.
She grew up thinking that if she would just push the ugly words down, then one day they would stop.
Except they didn’t. [Read more...]