Abuse comes in many forms. It can be verbal, mental, and physical. All are harmful and like drugs all can be hard to recover from. 

Abuse is an unfortunate behavior that starts with most in childhood. A person might receive abuse, or witness abuse from or with their parents.  In turn,  the abused will sometimes continue the cycle either with their partner, or with their children. It can start with yelling, insults, and then the hitting usually begins. 

As children we know that we don’t like being treated badly, so why do we grow up and continue the pattern?  There is an old saying “You get more with sugar than you do with salt” There could be no truer words, or even better “Do onto others as you would have done on to you.”

If only a person being abused were to realize that “No one” ever has the right to mistreat them, and that love doesn’t mean giving or taking abuse. Just because you saw abuse as a child doesn’t mean that’s how things are suppose to be. If things don’t feel right, then they aren’t, and you should never confuse any form of abuse for love. 

If an abuser were to stop and think about that misdirected negativity they are spewing out at others, and where it’s really coming from, maybe they could begin to stop the negative pattern, and start a new pattern of love. 

So, as you go about living your life, if you believe “you get what you give” wouldn’t it be nice if we each gave kindness, thoughtfulness, and consideration, and without doubt knew we would get the same in return? 

What is your pattern?

Love and blessings in divine order,