Abuse is a secret burden that we victims place upon ourselves through our silence. “Things I Need to Say” is my way of breaking that silence. I am not looking to blame anyone or preach, simply to share my struggles, triumphs, laughter and tears. I pray that you find something in my words that you can use to help yourself or someone you know who is suffering in silence. My writing is not all doom and gloom, not all about the abuse, it is just my way of learning to find my voice.