Write a letter to your favorite character. Rant, rave or gush…just pretend like they are real and you just want to let them know a “few things”. – Activity courtesy of author, Kelly Walker
Kendra (Bonds of Need),
I'm so happy for you. I'm glad you could find a guy you could trust and overcome your feelings of shame. But...
Sweetie, your parents were completely there for you. There was no reason you had to be so ashamed that you stayed in an abusive relationship.
Abuse is not consenual. I get that a ton of inexperienced people get into positions where abuse can be called by something that it's not, but you simply need to remember one thing and you shouldn't ever find yourself back in that position.
Consent is what divides good healthy relationships, from abusive ones. If you don't consent to something and that isn't taken into account it's abuse, it's rape, and you aren't the one that should be ashamed. The abuser is the one that should be ashamed.
I'm a wife, student, and a dog-lover who reads when I should be folding laundry (bane of my existance), I write (rarely as academic papers consume my life), and love getting wrapped up in fiction.