Abused & Used by Valerie Parente
I’m done with letting myself be abused and used.
I held on for as long as I could, hoping I could save someone else
but the truth is I can’t save anybody unless I save myself.
I’m going to miss everybody so much
but I need to do this for myself and for my family
because my mental health is not just mine, it belongs to my entire family unit
and I would never let them be abused the way I’ve allowed myself to be.
– Valerie Parente (2-15-2020)