(Please forgive the short post today…I’m still pretty sick.)
If there is one thing I have learned since I started writing this blog, it is this. Everyone has something that they are battling, we just don’t know what it is. Think about the people you know. How many of them are grieving the loss of a loved one? How many have been abused? How many have an illness that just doesn’t show itself? How many suffer from mental illness of some kind? How many have children who are taking the wrong path? People hide their pain, even from those that they are closest to.
The survivors I have spoken with are all battling huge demons–PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse. Some are scared just to be in their homes. Some are scared to leave their homes. Some have to see their rapists every day because they are family members.
Others are like me and seem pretty together on the outside. But the demons are still there, and they do require some fighting.
Be kind. Always. Excellent advice.