My Name is Denyse, and this is my Phoenix Story.
I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. Abuse, addiction and violence were my norm. This lead me to a highly dysfunctional marriage. Today, I am strong, courageous, and FREE!
I struggled for several years caught in the cycle of anger, abuse, neglect, emotional starvation, and humiliation. It was not only my immediate family, but spread across to members of extended family & friends. I was abused, neglected & tormented. This was my norm as a child and as a result, this is what I chose as an adult. I naturally gravitated towards an angry, abusive husband, because this is how I thought I deserved to be treated. You see, for 40 years, the very people who were supposed to love me, guide me, nurture me and keep me safe, were the ones who tried to destroy me. Through years of therapy and Life Coaching, I have discovered that this is not my norm. This is not who I am!!
Today, I am happy to report that I am growing into my authentic self. The person I was designed to be and out of the person others tried to create. Today, I can tell you that they have failed. I have survived, and I have succeeded. I am not broken, I am healing. Today, I am a single Mom of an amazing young man. We have had our fair share of struggles, but we are learning to accept these as opportunities for growth. A chance to renew our perceptions.
I am choosing, everyday, to break the cycle. I do not want my son to know the pain of growing up in dysfunction. I want my son to know the power of self; self-conviction, self-empowerment, self-growth, self-confidence and self-esteem. Together we are rewriting our story.
From the ashes of disaster, grow the roses of success.
You can rewrite your story too. You can share your story to inspire more women, to end the cycle. Please join me in our fight to #endthecycle
Here is Tina’s Story
My name is Denyse, and I am courageous!