Learn to LOVE Yourself and put Yourself FIRST
”Even after I became an adult, I remained powerless. Those lies were so ingrained in me that I was constantly trying to be “good enough”—trying to prove myself worthy of love, which made me an easy target for more abuse.
It didn’t matter what was asked of me, I would do it whether I wanted to or not. I thought if I said “no” I wouldn’t be loved.
I was desperate to try to keep people happy so they wouldn’t leave me. I was willing to be the scapegoat and to accept whatever abuse was hurled at me.
I had been taught that this was what I deserved and I believed it.”
~♥ Penny Smith
From: Preventing Domestic Violence