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Learn about writing real-life experiences in a journal, memoir, or blog to reflect on past experiences and overcome the fear of telling your abuse story.

It’s hard to overcome fear, expose secrets, and tell what happened (your story of abuse) when you fear an abuser and carry the burdens of guilt and shame.

You become fearful of exposing your secrets of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence because of anxiety. You might question, What do others think about your choices?

It takes great courage to face fear, expose secrets, and acknowledge what happened.

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When You Find Love is a Poem written by L.M. Carleton.

When you find love,
you’ve changed toxic behaviors.

When you find love,
you’ve overcome emotional anguish.

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