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L.M. Carleton aka Linda

Hi, I’m L.M. Carleton.

I’m passionate about illuminating the wisdom to overcome adversity (adverse childhood experiences, emotional trauma, and domestic violence), and restore your life.

I remember the danger of keeping your abuse a secret—the anguish of living in fear and the heavy burdens of guilt and shame.

When the family secrets or skeletons in the closet resurfaced, I began writing a blog to reflect on the past and acknowledge the heartache.

I cried out to God in my distress.

Why do I always suffer?

He illuminated the darkness with the wisdom to understand the truth about adversity, dysfunctional family dynamics, relationshipslove, and sexual behavior, which I share with you. 

So now, I write to encourage survivors to overcome the fear of telling their stories and mental anguish. To discover unhealthy behavior patterns that govern poor choices so you can conquer adversity too.

Topics include;

  • Unhealthy 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 also writing “The Secret Darkness: Overcoming Abuse and Finding Freedom,” a Memoir for survivors on the healing journey. My goal is to empower you to tell your abuse story and overcome adversity so you can restore your life.

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Thank You,

L.M. Carleton, Survivor by Grace