No One is Coming to Save You (You Can Save Yourself)

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Have you ever felt so low and powerless that all you can do is look up and hope that someone will swoop in and take care of you? I have. I was always waiting, hoping, looking for someone to save me — to remove me from my situation, to care for me, love me and protect me.

As a child living in an abusive home, I looked for that person in teachers, mentors and in older boyfriends. As I grew into adulthood, I thought a husband and a family of my own would save me. That isn’t to say

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