Families come in all shapes and sizes. This pic of me, Enya and Vera ๐Ÿถ is min


Families come in all shapes and sizes. This pic of me, Enya and Vera ๐Ÿถ is mine. . My biggest achievement apart from my own survival of abuse is my daughter Enya. Itโ€™s not just the victims of abuse who are affected, children also. As a direct result of my child abuse- Enya has no Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, cousins, siblings in her life. She has coped amazingly well without such family support. . Iโ€™ve felt guilty for years for not being able to give Enya a family, but Iโ€™ve recently learnt how to truly let go of that unnecessary guilt. Our family unit may be small, but we are honest, respectful, loyal, supportive and real with each other. . Surviving child abuse is a phenomenal achievement and a mammoth task. My heart goes out to anyone who has also suffered and who is still dealing with the scars. Hang in there, keep pushing on! There is hope! . This pic taken today says it all!! The cycle of abuse has ended. For others the outcome isnโ€™t always so rosy, abusive cycles continue to damage children and adults. . I want this pic, taken today, to give #hope to others. We are living proof that not only can one survive, one can go on and successfully raise a child despite such a toxic upbringing. . Our smiles say it all โค๏ธ . #survivor #believeinyourself #dontjudgeabookbyitscover #endthestigma #grow2triumph #anythingispossible #proudfamily #singlemum #love #smiles #hope #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #childabuse #awareness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #keepgoing ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป#thereishope #positiveliving #positivethinking #letgo #lifeisforliving #knutsford #instafam #selfhelp #selfbelief #coachclair ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Michael Sanchez-Hilson 29.09.2017 08:14


  • COACH CLAIR ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟPOSITIVE LIVING 28.09.2017 17:16

    Thank-you for saying ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—

  • lovely_and_lavish 28.09.2017 16:59

    Lovely pic and meaningful words. ๐Ÿ’•

  • COACH CLAIR ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟPOSITIVE LIVING 26.09.2017 12:06

    @anglove43 well said! โค๏ธ

  • Angela M. 26.09.2017 11:25

    ppl need to be aware and educated so they know how to live mentally healthier.

  • Angela M. 26.09.2017 11:24

    @_coachclair yes I agree! we're living proof that abuse is no longer a taboo subject. Ppl meed to be

  • COACH CLAIR ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟPOSITIVE LIVING 26.09.2017 09:58

    @anglove43 BIG thank-you for sharing Angela xx A warrior indeed! Love that! Super pleased for you to have come out of the other side of abuse. And well done! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’—The world needs more people like you and I to show that there is hope and life after abuse. Thanks again for your share xx

  • Angela M. 25.09.2017 22:41

    Thank you for this post! I sure needed the boost of encouragement. I am a survivor of child abuse. I refer to myself as a Warrior though bc I fought to be who I am today. I'm a progressive and positive woman now. It's still work but I'm much better now. And you got me thinking that ya we don't have a big family either. I have one Son, my Hubby and my MIL in our household. And I'm learning to help my Son accept we don't need a big family to be happy.

  • COACH CLAIR ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฟPOSITIVE LIVING 25.09.2017 22:26

    @threewishesstudio we try!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜xx

  • Christine ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ’œ 25.09.2017 22:25

    Beautiful ladies! Xx ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜