Na-experience mo na ba ang maapi, ang maging tampulan ng katatawanan at parating pinag-uusapan?
Akala siguro natin sa mga teleserye at pelikula mo lang ito makikita, pero araw-araw ay may mga minamaltrato, pinagsasamantalahan, inaabuso, inaapi, at binu-bully. Sa tunay na buhay may mga taong nagsa-suffer din sa pang-aapi at pang-aabuso ng ibang tao.
Abuse happens when one person tries to control or hurt another.
Maraming klase ng pang-aabuso.
It can be physical, emotional, verbal and sexual.
Abuse can also be other things, like putting you down and making you feel worthless, or being possessive and jealous to the point of stopping you from speaking to friends or family.
These things can be just as hurtful as physical violence or abuse.
Kung ikaw ay inaabuso at api-apihan, maybe you are asking, “what can I do to stop this?” Here are some steps that you can take:
LEARN TO SAY NO
Minsan ay may mga taong naaapi dahil sila’y nagpapa-api. May mga naaabuso kasi may nagpapaabuso. When people are abusing you, make a stand, stop them and say “NO.” You may not be able to control someone’s action, but you can control yours. You don’t need to fight them. I’m not saying na makipagsabunutan or makipagsuntukan ka sa mga taong umaabuso sa iyo. What I’m trying to say is for you to deal with them in a peaceful manner. Confront them and let them know that you do not tolerate what they are doing to you.
FIND A SUPPORT GROUP
Sometimes may mga taong winawakasan nalang ang kanilang mga buhay dahil hindi nila kaya ang pain and pressure ng pang-aapi at pang-aabuso sa kanila. You need people who can boost your confidence, uplift your soul, encourage you and comfort you whenever you are down because of abuse. These people can also help you to deal with those people who hurt and abuse you.
SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP
You need to especially seek professional help if you are being physically and sexually abused. It can be a doctor, a counselor, a psychiatrist or someone in authority. You need to do this, lalo na kung may banta na sa iyong buhay, hindi dapat ito binabalewala.
Napakalaki ng damage na maaaring maidulot ng pang-aapi at pang-aabuso. It can affect your self-esteem, your relationships and your whole being.
We are created in God’s image. Walang sinuman ang may karapatang abusuhin, apihin at saktan ka.
You are bought with a price. When Jesus died on the cross, He thought of you. He loves you so much. Don’t ever think na mag-isa ka, na walang nagmamahal sa iyo at kung ano-ano pang negative thinking. As long as you’re doing what is right and you’re pleasing God, you can be sure that God is at work.
Be still and let GOD fight for you. He is sovereign. He will not let the righteous to fall.
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY
Naranasan mo na ba ang maabuso at maapi?
Anong ginawa mo to stop it?
Do you trust God that He will fight for you?
Chinkee Tan is a famous motivational speaker in the Philippines. He specializes in topics such as personal development, building and strengthening relationships and financial management to name a few. To this day, he continues to inspire thousands of people through his books, free business seminars in the Philippines, social media and being invited to be a motivational corporate speaker to different organizations.
We hope that this article somehow gave you to courage to stand for yourself. You can also check these related posts:
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