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ABUSE AND CONSEQUENCES…but the cycle can be broken

ABUSE AND CONSEQUENCES…but the cycle can be broken

To look at me now, one would probably never suspect I was hotheaded and violent in my teens and early twenties. But, reviewing my life, it may have turned out much differently had I not had influential people in my life who taught me that tempers, being mean, and storming off don’t usually solve problems. These behaviors usually create more problems: being disrespected, avoided, and consequently feelings of isolation and hopelessness. It took many years to change my attitude and behavior, but luckily, I learned the consequences of my actions.