Nevertheless, he texted me so serious saying it was because, he said it was my fault because I was never there. Knowing the fact that he said it so straight up, and saying he did because he just didn’t care anymore hurt me so much, and also what hurt the most is that he didn’t even say sorry for all those things he did that same night I stayed up crying until, around three am I had stopped. Otherwise, like in a book called “Milk and Honey” it has a quote that means a lot to me, it says “There is a difference between someone they love you and them actually loving
Before my dad’s death in 1989 I had suffered from mental, sexual, and physical abuse at different times, from different people. I blamed him for not stopping it, for not saving me, and his death added to my pile of excuses to fail. An alcoholic right from the start, I learned how to drink like the pros around me: as fast as I could until the bottle was empty. I found this fun and the lack of accountability was empowering. I hated being weak and I especially hated being the victim, so I became manipulative, and took advantage of the weakness of others.
Her constant actions made me embarrassed and ashamed, as she would publicly choose her boyfriend over her children, and act out for attention. However, I am thankful
In the beginning I couldn’t stand my family. After my parents divorce there was constant fighting and I didn’t know if anything would ever return to normal again. Everything changed when Aaron, my soon-to-be stepfather came along. When we first met him both my brother and I thought we were going to hate him. Considering our young age and going through our parents hard divorce we were pretty resistant to change, and we were not about to allow anyone besides our own father to act like one.
But your book made me realize that it happens and it is the way of life and I have learned to accept it. When I found out that Cara felt she no longer had a purpose I was befuddled. I felt this because it reminded me of when my sister thought she was worthless and had no purpose in life.
I was in dilemma wishing I never walked the face of the earth and I thought I would be doing everyone a favor just by taking my own life. I was going through a rough patch, every mistake and wrong thing that I had done in the past rose back to life; eating whatever shred of self worth that had left. I started performing badly at school, my two-year long sweet relationship with my girlfriend was brought to an end, I felt as if God had turned his back on me I could not handle the pain, my life was now a complete failure, it was a huge scar that I had to bear for
My whole life I had dealt with the struggle of being half deaf, and my reward was their mocking words. The days that followed I thought over this. At first I was upset, but over the course of a few days i accepted it. Those boys were mean but they are only mean to feel better about themselves.
He was manipulating and often told me that I could not do certain things, like telling me I am not smart, and that I am not as fun or pretty as one of my best friends. From this it made hanging out with my girl friends harder because he made it seem like I should be threatened by them. He made me doubt my self worth which in turn made everything else in my life a lot harder, including school. Once my parents noticed the downfall of my grades, friend group, and overall happiness they took me to a counselor to talk about what was
If you act like you don’t care about people you should care about, you won’t know what you 're missing in your life till you lose it. I unfortunately have lost the care that I didn’t care about and it’s really hard because at this age I need it the most. That is how I am tested because I have to fight to get passed what they have told me and try to believe that what they have said is not true and to not be hurting. I feel like I am being tested because I acted like I didn’t care about people who cared about me and now well they don’t care about
Before I could get out a word, he started listing off accomplishments he knew I had achieved. I was struggling to fight back the tears I knew were bound to plummet from my eyes. Once he finished, all I could get myself to do was embrace him and thank him. Finally being able to converse with another person about what I was dealing with took so much hidden weight right off of my shoulders. It felt surreal, knowing that so many people do truly care.
After many years of ridicule and hearing the same untasteful mean words the author learns how to cope, but coping only last as long as they are among friends or others like them, behind closed doors it is a different story. “I spent many years shutting the staring out. ” ... “In truth the door slammed hard, and I lost it all, all the appreciation, flirtation, solidarity, that can be wrapped into a gaze” (Clair p7). Even though the author became accustomed of the ridicule when alone the sadness and hurt set in.
I knew I was falling in love with him, but feared my father would cause this relationship to come to an
Of all my classes I’ve attended, I believe I have never cried as much as I have with this class. The last 6 weeks have magnified the fact that as African-American, divorced woman, single mother who has underwent abuse multiple times by the ones closest to me, the odds are quite unjustly stacked against me. Not only has The Cry of Tamar helped me look at all the obstacles behind me that I conquered, it has given me the encouragement to press forward. I am not the only one. I am a part of the more than half who have encountered sexual assault, but didn’t report it.
"Speaking of Courage" written by Tim O'Brian does a fantastic job at providing examples of both story truth and happening truth. O'Brian writes this vignette in such a way that one might disagree whether it is happening or story truth; this literary analysis will further explain the words that Tim writes about, and how they impact his theme, or facts, of the story. "The war was over and there was no place in particular to go" (131). The first line that readers will read is the above quote. The quote that O'Brian states is a very powerful quote because he is talking about Norman Bowker, the protagonist of this vignette, and is telling the readers that Norman literally has nowhere to go.