I saw this on Facebook and had to share. In the past year of therapy, I’ve come to realize how horrible and fucked it is for parents to be your first abuser. Both of my parents hit me (although my mother wanted to be less involved in this type of abuse). I got whipped with the belt too many times to count throughout my life.
I used to be in the “I got hit and turned out fine” group of people. No honey, you didn’t turn out fine if you think it’s ok to beat children. Full stop. For many years I just thought it was normal. That parents that actually care about their kids hit them.
But now I know I didn’t deserve that. And neither does anyone else.