Domestic violence abusers take away our dignity. They make us feel unworthy of love and strip us from what should be our most important asset- self-love. Men and women who use their place in our lives to manipulate and control us are not worthy of 'another chance'.
I was once told that to examine ourselves, we must first examine our environment - those around us. The best way that I have learned how to understand the difference between good influences and bad ones is the ask myself one simple question.
Does this person lift me up or hold me back?
If you are involved in a situation where domestic violence is an issue, don't be afraid to look for help.
There are many resources available to help you. As PPG continues to strive towards helping people make the best decison in life, remember that the National Hotline is available and confidential. If you are ready to take the first step towards healing from domestic violence, give us a call today @ 919-412-5685.
About this Woman Warrior!
Samantha Afanador is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the proud owner of a private counseling practice in Apex, North Carolina Peak Professional Group. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and has been a woman warrior since the very tender age of 16 when she first stood up for women's rights in the Dominican Republic. She has played many roles in her life and uses her sense of humor, authentic projection of herself and her clinical knowledge to support and mentor those around her.