Welcome to Abuse Journal

My name is L.M. Carleton, Linda. I’m an Upstate, New York abuse overcomer. I’m passionate about the wisdom to restore your life. I write to share life stories, insights, understanding, and the life lessons learned to encourage others. Begin your healing journey on the Start Here page.

Why Did You Start Writing a Blog

I never planned on writing a blog. The thought of sharing my darkest secrets was not intentional.

As a child, I learned not to tell your business in the public eye. The last thing on my mind was to be a writer and pen my story for the world to read.

My dream was to become a website designer. And the lure of big bucks stimulated the desire to learn how to write coding languages, such as HTML, HTML5, CSS.

I wanted to be a Website Designer.

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Hope for a Better Life

When you live in an abusive situation, hope for a better life becomes diminished by anxiety. And the mental stress confuses and depresses your mind.

Suffering through abuse, you lose your sense of direction and devalue and stop loving yourself. Plagued by fear, you carry heavy burdens to where strength is non-existent.

And you face two options, flee the oppression and hope you make it out alive or continue living a depressed and miserable life.

Those of us who escape abuse don’t see hope on the horizon.

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The Courage to Tell Your Abuse Story

No one wants you to tell your story of abuse.

The perpetrator inflicts anguish and fears silencing you—the burdens of guilt and shame bridal at your tong. Even family members urge, “don’t tell anyone.”

Yet concealing the truth, the secrets of abuse hinders your personal growth and spiritual development. By staying silent, your physical and mental health suffers, and you surrender your voice, your power of choice.

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