About Abuse Journal – Wisdom to Change Your Life

I’m L.M. Carleton, an abuse survivor from Upstate N.Y.

I write about overcoming adverse childhood experiences and domestic violence, sharing insights and perspectives to illuminate the darkness with wisdom to change your life.

I understand the difficulty of growing up in a dysfunctional family—the trauma of enduring neglect, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence.

The challenge of sharing your secrets of abuse, especially when a family member attempts suicide; the scar from ear to ear was a constant reminder of affliction.

It’s difficult to stop living in fear of an abuser when you feel trapped in a hopeless situation. The desire to flee diminishes as anxiety grips your mind and anguish fills your heart.

What is the worst day of your life?

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It’s a struggle to overcome the fear of telling abusive secrets. 

However, the danger of keeping your abuse a secret is you carry the burdens of guilt and shame. And struggle to understand the past and move forward from adversity.

That’s why I started writing a blog.

To recall the family secrets or skeletons in the closet instead of hiding in the darkness.

Soon after, I wrote an Open Letter to my Parents to acknowledge my childhood trauma and began to recall experiences of domestic violence.

In emotional distress, I cried out!

Lord, why do I always suffer?

He illuminated the darkness with wisdom to Gain Clarity for Abuse Behavior. Help to understand Why Relationships Fail. And discover the Meaning of Unconditional Love and more, which I share with you.

Life Writing topics include;

  • Relationships
  • Abandonment
  • Perfectionism
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger
  • Resentment
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Fear

  • Personal Boundaries
  • Poor Choices
  • Death and Dying
  • Dysfunctional Families
  • Child Neglect
  • Mental Distress
  • Emotional Distress
  • Self-Reflection
  • Reflective Writing
  • Forgiveness
  • And More

I’m writing a memoir, “The Secret Darkness: Overcoming Abuse and Finding Freedom,” for survivors on their healing journey. I hope you gain the courage to reveal your story of abuse too.

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Thank You,

L.M. Carleton, Abuse Survivor, Rescued by Grace