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How to Move Past a Broken Childhood

Updated on November 20, 2017

It is happening all around the world

Neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental torture and other types of child abuse are high in occurrence around the globe as we can see in the figures shown.

More than 5 children die every day due to various types of abuse faced by them at the hands of

Biological Parents

Foster Parents


Relatives: Hard to believe but relatives like uncles and distant siblings often arise in numerous cases

School Bullies, sometimes teachers and staff

And so many other situations

To your surprise as you finish reading this article, one child would already have suffered abuse of some sort!

Personal Experience

Me as a child suffered a unique form of abuse! I saw my parents fight for more than over ten years; they loved me individually but not as whole; I developed communication gaps with my father due to his excessive controlling nature. The abuse I suffered was mental but I was blessed to realize that I have one precious life and have to make the most of it for my sake, My life’s sake!

What I Did and What I Recommend

You have survived somehow, and you can think more.Now I center your attention friends to some ways regarding hoe to move over such a broken past! Most of them are derived from personal experience and observation:

1. Find a way to move out

One thing which will help you is that you move out of that atmosphere and go on your own. It might be difficult, but it will be better than the torture. By moving out you eliminate the entire evil environment which was around you. It is just like breathing loads of fresh air after recovering from an asthma attack!

When I was ready for college, I did not listen to anyone and just moved a 1000 miles away from my home. It is far better. It feels good to pay my college fee myself and moreover I got rid of the torture.

2. Observe and Realize it was not your fault

It is very important to realize that it was never your fault. All the crappy things shouted and gushed into your brains were words of cowardice and deceit. Do not fall for them. Do not feel bad. People were responsible for what happened, not you!

Don’t feel that you were a bad son/ daughter, you were too good, and it is them who were bad!

3. Gain strength from what happened

Man has always gained strength from the pain he has suffered. Why leave yourself behind. Use your pain as your strength. You are big now. Use the pain to generate anger and stop such an event, create awareness. Use your pain to heal yourself by developing it as a personality trait.

For me Pain became my best friend, it taught me how to handle work pressure, peer pressure, emotional pressure and trust me, if you utilize your pain regarding these skills, there will be no manager better than you.

4. Do not isolate yourself

The first people you met in your life were bad. This does not mean all of them are! Meet new people. Make new friends. Some of them will be really good. Trust me, god has connections always ready for us. I have met some fantastic people in my life and made best of friends.

Having company distracts your mind from the haunts and trauma of the past, boosts your confidence and makes you a better individual. Not necessarily, you will find all good people, but you will find a few and you will cherish them for sure.

5. Motivate Yourself

There are many methods of self-motivation. Many books and movies I indulged in on moving out helped me know myself better and motivate myself towards greater goals in my life rather than sticking on to the trauma and nightmares. Such self motivational stuff not only distracts you but develops you in a holistic manner.

Some Books you may try:

· Think And Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill

· The greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

· How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

· Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Some Movies you may watch

· Scent Of A Woman

· The Pursuit of Happiness

· The Shawshank Redemption

· Ray

6. Don’t go to Drugs, Smoke and Booze! It’s Abuse all over gain

Especially recommended! I have tried it and suffered! It will take you to deeper sides of hell and trauma you have never seen. Drinking and drugs can just end you, destroy your inner self and make you an animal. You will be filled with all the more guilt and frustration.

For all those who wish to move out ( everybody does) , party but don’t drug, It will again be the tyrant abusing your soul!

7. Find Skills in your pain

Your pain can give you the passion, motivation and skill for various arts or just about anything! I bring out my pain in poetry and singing, so could you… and trust me… with the world going global on everything, you could be a success story.

Pain can bring the inspiration of achieving various goals, both long term and short term.

You can always join Hubpages and write and share anything you want! Trust me you will be mesmerized and rejuvenated by the response you get

8. The Past is always to learn from and move on

History and happenings are always meant to show us THEIR flaws , observe by the power of observation given to us by god and move over them, not to repeat the mistakes again!

Being a responsible human learn from the sins you suffered and vow not to commit such deeds of evil. Just do this and throw the past in the bin. It is not worth keeping after all.

Drugs Kill You... And they Increase your Pain

9. Your Life is a Gift, Don’t Disrespect it like they did

If you stick to the trauma and pain, you do as much injustice to your life as they did. You were blessed with human life, so make the most of it! You have got only one life, live it as hard as you can, at least just to please yourself

10. You are A free man/ woman

Lastly, you are bestowed with the most fundamental right, you are free. You need to remember that no one and nobody have direct control over your life and your activities, so do not succumb to any one! If someone forces you to something, complain to the authorities right away.

It is your life and you have been provided facilities to make it secure. Use them when you need them!

Getting abused as a child is not easy to forget, trust me, I know the feeling. The dark painful images, the nightmares, the painful unheard cries, it is too much to bear and can haunt you for a lifetime!

But God has bestowed upon us the power to survive, adapt and observe from what happens around us and with us! Remember that friends.

The points mentioned above really helped me fight my nightmares and move towards a better existence. I hope they help you too!

An Earnest Request

Last but not the least, I would like all the readers to spare a thought for the abused and tortured and take a step to support them and create awareness about the ongoing and persisting menace of child abuse.

May God give peace to all those souls of children who suffered at the hands of evil

Every Child is Special…..

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© 2012 Jessee R


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    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I will make the amendment in a while Chris

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      6 years ago

      That poll needs another choice for the question: "Have you ever experienced Child Abuse?" - All of the Above.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Rolly..... Nice to see you here..... It is seriously a real shame when cases of child abuse come to light.... how can a human be so senile... so full of hatred

      I hope it ends some day

      Thank you for the visit

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      Rolly A Chabot 

      6 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi rahul0324 ... thank you for all the hard work you have put into this. Over the years I have been involved with far to many people who have suffered from different forms of abuse and the majority started when they were little children.

      It is such a shame that some parents fail to see the connection to their own hurts and simply carry it on because the think it normal. To live like that is so damaging. There is hope for anyone if they are willing to break the cycle...

      Rolly in Canada

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      You obviously can endure this.... pain makes you stronger you know... each kind of pain makes you tougher.. you just have to embrace it and move on....

      Thanks for reaching out to my write

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      7 years ago

      Hi Rahul,

      You made some very very good points in your list and I ironically had used some of your points when I got to be on my own for a while. Especially drugs and all that. I know though I had freedom, not to misuse it freely and be responsible for my actions and duties thankfully due to some life experiences. And I have been much happier than I am now since I'm stuck living at home, which is the first point on your list and something I just can't get past. Since you are from India, maybe we can relate to one another b/c I am of Indian origin too., and I realize how difficult it can be hard to be an Indian, or in fact be proud of it when you go through these kinds of turmoil and find new ways to live your life and have different experiences than the olders in your family. I've gone through a lot and I posted my situation on "Daughter of Maat's" post "Psychological Effects of a Controlling Mother". It's well written and hopefully in a few months I can endure this again.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks so much Oliver.. I am glad you liked it :)

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      oliver cooper 

      7 years ago from UK

      Well written :D. Thanks for sharing.

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you Ishwaryaa. You are correct, one should be practical when he thinks about his life which in practical terms is very precious!

      I am glad for you for you receive great parenting and that shows in your work and interaction. Everything which happens is indeed a part of life and us humans are meant to learn from it... :)

      Thank you for your kind comments and votes :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      An awe-inspiring hub! Just as you rightly said, one should learn to survive and make the most of life by moving on and leaving the past behind. Though I have good parents and a comfortable life, I met some complicated people, which is indeed very irrirating but after all, it is all part of life. As you mentioned, one should move away from emotional pain and all, I moved away from them for my good. A fetching hub! Well-done, strong and wise Rahul! Socially Shared

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Likean angel! It is sad to know that you relate to this article.... But time and will will provide ointments for our scars...

      hang in their friend... and Feel free to talk whenever u need to

      Thank you for dropping by

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for writing this Rahul. I can relate to what you've written and happy for you that you've realized all this early in life. I'm 29 and still learning to leave the past behind. It's good to turn all that destructive energy into a constructive direction. Your writing is a blessing to many who have suffered under those who should have known better. God bless you!

    • rahul0324 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I appreciate you taking out time to read my hub Tom!

      I am happy to know you had a blessed childhood and am pleased that you foud my work worth reading!

      thank you so much!

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      Tom Koecke 

      7 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Hi rahul. billybuc told me I should read this, and I'm happy I did. I can't relate to early abuse because my parents were good and supportive. I didn't even know it was happening until I got into school and saw the torment of some of my classmates.

      You offer good advice for all, but especially for the abused. Thank you for an interesting read.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Terrye! I stand humbled and loved in the kindness and support and warmth you offer me!

      Thank you so much! And such warm hubs... :))

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      Terrye Toombs 

      7 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Rahul, my dear friend, most would not have taken the course you chose. I applaud you for rising above your private hell and using it to do good in this world and find strength to help others. Voting up and more. *hugs*

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Angel! I am glad you found this useful! I yearn to help some or even one victim who survived!

      Am glad it was worth your time... If you have something to share please feel free to talk to me! i will not disappoint you :) DOST

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hello Sir Zavala! I am pleased you found my hub useful :)

      the war against children has taken an evil turn in the past century... Something needs to be done!

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      7 years ago

      This is an excellent hub for me , it teaches us almost all lessons in life especially me.. You discussed and pointed out well significant matters. I am so impressed the way you delivered simple terms but so concise.. Thanks for sharing this , i know many readers can relate with this..

      This hub is worthy of my time , so voted up , beautiful , awesome , interesting..

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Such an informative hub.

      There is a war being waged against children. I can't recall so many cases being reported before. Good points in overcoming a less than ideal childhood. Thank you for sharing.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am so sorry Cue for making you cry with a part of my work! Forgive me dear! We sufferers sometimes connect out of nowhere!

      I am so sorry for what happened to you in your past and pray that the culprits reach their fair deal of judgement!

      I will be one of the first people to read the poem and share it all across wherever I can... For people like me and you writing is like penning down parts of our soul and pain into words to share and lessen it... or the feeling of it!

      I am humbled by your kind words!

      To our sufferings which helped us move over the pain of the world!

      To our friendship

      With love and regards


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      Helen Kramer 

      7 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA.

      I now sit here at my laptop, crying uncontrollably. I cry for Sarah,the murdered 3-year old, for you, for all the children on this planet who got "more" than they ever deserved...

      ...and I cry for all the overwhelming feelings and memories that your writing has flooded into my mind from over three decades ago, when I was a sexually abused child, from the age of 9 and on.

      You know, Rahul...until this moment, I had neatly supressed all of those dark, ugly, hateful memories...I have absolutely no doubt that I will need some type of therapy from this day forward...

      I suppose I will start my therapy by conjuring up another poem, inspired by your amazing and accurate, and inspirational words. You are truly talented, and after viewing this and some of your other hubs, I am convinced that you are destined for great things, and that because of your past, you will have an amazing future.

      Remember, if you can visualize it, you can manifest it!

      Stay Great!!! Sincerely, Misscue

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Remaniki!

      I yearn my message and help reaches those who suffer and yet survive..the fact that they survive is their strength! It mush be commended and honored!

      We should create a massive step and unite against this menace!

      Thanks for connecting Rema! Much Appreciated!!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks for the words of warmth and kindness! You have been too kind to me :)

      thank you so much:)

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      Rema T V 

      7 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Rahul,

      What a touching hub! My heart goes out to all the children of the world who suffer from abuse for no fault of theirs. This hub of yours made me cry. I am very proud of you Rahul for showing so much strength at such a young age.

      I only wish that such evil things never happen to little children. They are so innocent and helpless. How can people ever show their anger and hate on them? I know many questions cannot be answered and this is one of them.

      Thanks for sharing. God bless you my dear!



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      Vidya Mallar 

      7 years ago from India

      Very nice hub Rahul, This was very informative and I am proud of you by the way you presented it linking with your own life experiences...

      And am also proud to find you what you are today...

      God bless you always and give you strength to be successful in life...

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks Max! I too k a step to help those who have suffered like me!

      We indeed need to look after each other and help when required!

      Thank you so much Max!

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      7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thank you, Rahul, for your passionate, emotional and caring article. It means a lot to those who suffered abuse for years and had no way out, as well as to those who never experienced anything like that. Awareness is important, as long as we look after each other we can all move forward, break the chains and survive! Thank you brother!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you So much Faith for your kind words! I am glad you connected and liked my article! I seriously hope for people not to suffer what I did and if my piece offers the slightest help.. I would be content!

      thanks again Faith!

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Rahul!!! God bless you for writing this profound piece here. This is simply amazing and I am so glad you shared this in this powerful hub. You really poured your heart out on this one. This is my all time favorite of yours! I am sorry for just now getting caught up to this astounding piece, and I am thrilled I found it. Voted Up, useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      My condolences my friend! I know it must be difficult, but sometimes how life is... I have a person very dear in my life who suffers from chronic depression which is destroying her in every way... but I have not lost hope

      Be strong my friend! If you feel like talking... honor me:)

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      fran wullimen 

      7 years ago

      It's a son that we have the problems with. He is mentally ill and lives in a residential home on the grounds of a psychiatric institution. Necessary, unfortuately.

      You seem like a nice guy. Good luck to you.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Its nice to see you are emotionally strong! For me and some people I know, we went through bad times... I do not blame any one directly here for my sake.. I took it that way I suppose... and I came out of it... emotionally strong!

      Have you tried having a talk with the other one? Or knowing her more... looking behind the reasons... why the child hates you?

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      fran wullimen 

      7 years ago

      I grew up in an exteneded family with two different generations screaming all the time. I guess I am an emotionally strong person. I loved them all and blamed none of them for anything bad that happened in my adult life. I have two children. One healthy and happy and we have a wonderful relationship. The other one hates me so you just never know. That child didn't grow up with any kind of abuse but thinks they did. Mental illness, sad story.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much for your warm words Snigdha! I am glad you connected!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      My Dearest Anan! Thank you for your gracious words! You do not know how much you have helped me living through my pain by your motivating and inspiring words....

      I am sorry I made you cry! I did not want to! Consider me as a live part of your struggle... miles away from here... I stand in support for all your causes and moves

      Thank you so much for your love!!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Fran! I agree with you that they did abuse each other and not me... they loved me individually! But as a small child the fighting, which took place right in front of me...( that time we had a 1 bhk flat) left dark impressions on my mind and personality, an impression of fear to be precise!

      I loved your last line "Look Back but do not stare"

      Thank you for stopping by!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad I could remove you misconception Fpher! Trust me... most of India is on a spree of material and emotional development and marital relations are changing over the years with practicality and priorities making there ways through!

      There was a time when there was a high order of masculine superiority In India but modern education has changed the normal traditions!

      I am grateful that you found my hub useful and could relate and gain something from it! That's what a writer would wish for!

      Thank you!!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much Audra! I am humbled by your comments! You can always talk about things you want to, to me, as a friend If you like! I will be honored if I can help anyone!

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      7 years ago from India,mumbai

      I admire your courage. Not everybody comes out a strong person like you after such emotional upheavals at such a tender age. Keep it up.

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      Anan Celeste 

      7 years ago from California

      My dear Rahul;

      When I was reading your Hub, a sense of pride arouse in my heart. I am so proud of you. It brought me back to my own experiences. It actually brought tears to my eyes. I have been an advocate for child abuse for years, and Hubpages have helped me to spread the message. I wrote about why I am the way I am. And It has helped others and myself also. Remember, is not what happens to you, is how you use it to inspire others.

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      Fran Wullimen 

      7 years ago

      Your parents fought with each other not you. Hard to exist in that environment but you said they loved you individually. They abused each other, I don't think you. Maybe you were damaged mentally but it was collateral damage. Look back but don't stare, that's how you move forward

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      7 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      rahul0324.....I am moved by your somber hub. The advice you give is priceless. You are to be commended for your strength and intelligence, to remove yourself from an unhealthy environment.

      I will shamefully admit, you have shaken my stereotyping. Since I see that you are from India....I was taken aback to learn that you had parents who constantly fought and created family violence. I see I am mistaken for beleiving that in India, women are totally subservient to men and would never dare speak out against them, for fear of being beaten or outcast. I apologize for not being familiar with Indian culture.

      I have learned much about you that is very positive and intriguing. I have also learned I need to open my mind on many of my "assumptions." I think, by taking a worldview in 2012, it is no wonder there is chaos due to fear and ignorance. We all need to open our minds to knowledge and our hearts to love. Thank you

      This hub has been very valuable to me. Blesss you, young man. You are an amazing person.

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      7 years ago

      "There is no manager better than you"...Poiniant my friend!

      I am so glad you shared this my dear. I have gone through a lot in my life. People like you make things more bareable! You have a great attitude that shines bright. You could help a lot of us here/1 Thank you!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am glad my work could please you CR! Thank you so much for reading and commenting!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      hi Tobusiness! I am honored by your kind words and your support! your feelings of love and warmth are reciprocated from my side by heart!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am thankful to god Vinaya for the blessed childhood you had :) Bless you my friend. You are right, everyone is not so lucky!

      I try with this hub to address as many people as I can

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      Pamela Hutson 

      7 years ago from Moonlight Maine

      What a wonderful hub! It is so rare to read such a positive take on such a dark topic. I'm so glad you shared this. Thank you!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      7 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Rahul, I sensed a deep sadness in you, but I never thought it would be this, I feel so sorry for your pain.

      You have endured and survived and I applaud you for writing this article which I'm sure will help others. Oh.. have I already told you how very special you are? Take care now

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      I'm lucky to have a wonderful childhood. Even when I lived in boarding school, I never felt rejected and abandoned. But everyone one is as lucky as I am.

      You have rightly addressed a grave issue, which many people, even the educated ones, never consider in my part of the world.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      You will succeed! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Words of truth Vellur! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you so much for your support Shauna! You are too kind! You are a dear friend:)

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Hi Melissa! You are right! some like us learn from the events and evolve in the process into better people... Venting our feelings outward through poetry and writing!

      It is difficult to eradicate abuse cause it happens at places we cannot easily reach directly! But taking steps such as awareness campaigns and some individual initiatives can positively affect a few people.

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      7 years ago from NYC

      Beautifully written and great tips. I'm glad you are moving on, I am as well- all the best!

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      As you said learn from the past and move on. Wishing you all the best in life. You are brave and strong, may each day to come fill your life with love, happiness,fun and joy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Rahul, you're making me blush! And today I feel beautiful! Thank you!

      I've shared this piece on FB. One of my friends has asked to read your poetry. I've led her to your page. Hopefully, this attention will lead to the freedom of many abused children, as is your intent in baring your pain.

      Keep shining, my friend! I see your glow way over here in Florida, USA!

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      Melissa Flagg COA OSC 

      7 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      Beautiful Rahul! As phoenix said, all three of us have had rough starts, but we've gotten through it and become stronger and writing about it sheds light on a subject most try to brush under the carpet. Like you said, I took any means necessary to find a way out, and that involved getting married (although not to someone I truly loved which I do not recommend and wish I hadn't done).

      Unfortunately, I don't think we'll ever completely irradicate abuse in any form, but I hope this article helps those who may be suffering, see that there is a way out and hopefully those who know someone who is suffering, will help them get out.

      Voted up, awesome, and shared.

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thanks you Phoenix! You are right about us! We of all know what it is like to be there, in that tormented situation, yearning to move out! I believe many souls do not think like we did! That is why I take this step to help them if I can!

      If this article moves one broken child from pain and darkness to light! I will be relieved of my pain to an extent!

      Thank you so much

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Shauna! Your comments generate strong emotions of regards and love for you ma'am! I do not think I deserve this praise but I believe I have been humbled by your support. You have made me believe that there are people out there who do relate and support the perspective of a man who has been on the ledge of pain most of his life!

      I may be beautiful but you my dear are elegance and substance redefined to levels of sublime divinity.

      Thank you so much!

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Thank you for taking a look William! The cases of child abuse around the world increase every day! With foster care homes indulging in the same acts of terror the security of children in at stake!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very nicely done, Rahul. You and I have both had rocky starts in life and we've managed to not only live, but live well. We rose above our beginnings to make better lives for ourselves. But you have gone one step further by shining a light on those who still suffer and making a plea on their behalf.

      You've thrown a lifeline to those who are looking for a way out of the darkness of abuse and into the light of freedom and possibilities. You should be proud of yourself.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful. Socially shared.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh, my God, Rahul! I had no idea you've suffered so much pain. But then again, that's usually what creates poets. We empty our thoughts and feelings onto paper, when no one else will listen!

      Knowing this about you now makes me all the more in awe of your soul and the words you pour forth. You absolutely could have gone in the direction of destruction, but you chose to turn the bad to the good. And, I for one, am so grateful! You have so much to offer the world! I know you've blessed this one person in the seven billion that are on this earth! (thank you Bill, for the statistic).

      I believe God has given a purpose to all of us. And, you my friend, have a special place on this earth.

      You are such an inspiration to all who choose to flounder on the negativity in their lives. You not only survived, but you overcame. Do you have any idea how beautiful you are????

      I truly hope you get a gazillion comments and shares on this piece. It could be key to those who have been abused to come back fighting for themselves. Fighting to bring beauty and peace to their souls and the world.

      Touche, my friend! You have all the respect and admiration in the world coming to you from me!

      Your message is so, so important that I've shared it in hopes of it making the way around the world.

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      From very good suggestions for moving past the pain. I respect you for your stance on life and the way you now embrace it. Bravo my young friend; peace and blessings to you.


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