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Strength and Courage: Lessons for the Abuser

stock-photo-close-up-of-whipped-blond-female-holding-her-finger-showing-to-keep-silent-161908886This is a poem I found while searching for more information on abuse to write in my post. The site is www.drirene.com which focuses on abuse. It has many articles to read and has helped and educated those interested in learning about abuse. Check it out for yourself.

 

Strength and Courage: Lessons for the Abuser  

By David L. Griffith

It takes strength to be firm.
It takes courage to be gentle.

It takes strength to stand guard.
It takes courage to let down your guard.

It takes strength to conquer.
It takes courage to surrender.

It takes strength to be certain.
It takes courage to have doubt.

It takes strength to fit in.
It takes courage to stand out.

It takes strength to feel a friend's pain.
It takes courage to feel your own pain.

It takes strength to hide feelings.
It takes courage to show them.

It takes strength to endure abuse.
It takes courage to stop it.

It takes strength to stand alone.
It takes courage to lean on another.

It takes strength to love.
It takes courage to be loved.

It takes strength to survive.
It takes courage to live. 

Strength and Courage: Lessons for the Abuser


Helen Nieves

Helen Nieves is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Attention Deficit Consultant Specialist. She teaches ADHD on line and is on the Advisory Board at The American Institute of Health Care Professionals. She also received advanced training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and in Grief Counseling.


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Nieves, H. (2015). Strength and Courage: Lessons for the Abuser. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 29, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mental-health-awareness/2014/09/strength-and-courage-lessons-for-the-abuser/

 

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