THE BLOG
04/08/2014 02:41 pm ET Updated Jun 08, 2014

You Are Not Broken

You are not broken.
No matter what he says to you.
You are whole.
You are strong.
Hold on.
Even if it feels like no one is listening.
Despite the fact that it may appear like you are alone, you are not alone.
You are loved.
Even if it's just you who loves you. That's enough for now.
You're beautiful, even if he says you're ugly.
You're strong, though he tells you you're weak.
You're steady and stable, even though he tells you that you're crazy.
It's not crazy to believe in being treated better.
It's not insane to love yourself.
You are you.
He is him.
You're not going to change him.
But you can make your life better.
You can stand up and say, I will not tolerate this.
You are able to voice the word, "No."
You can create a new life for yourself.
The world needs you.
You need you.
Don't give up.
It's going to be okay.
I'm holding you.
I'm embracing you.
Because I am you.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.