Overcoming the impact of Childhood Domestic Violence: Can you accept what’s irreversible?

Last Updated on November 1, 2019 by Cindy Bekesi

“Like many adult children of domestic violence, I’m doing the necessary work of change, and I’m moving forward.”

Similarly to an estimated 15 million children and 40+ million adults who were these children, Jan Downing grew up around a lot of violence at home. In her recent blog post, she describes what it felt like to be a child with adult
burdens. She believed the fear that was ingrained, along with the other negative beliefs about herself, were irreversible.

As an adult, she has discovered a new truth and has begun the difficult work of unlearning the LIES she learned in childhood, to mitigate the negative impact of her childhood adversity. 



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