Why The Strongest Women Often Come From Broken Homes

Coming from a broken home seems to have a negative connotation. What are you picturing right now? Most people picture children who grew up to have trust issues, commitment issues, end up in the wrong relationship or repeat the patterns. Although that is the unfortunate case for some, for others, coming from a broken home gives them the strength and the tools to be some of most remarkable women. Going through hardships as a child builds character, teaches survival, and strengths will and motivation. If these women can make it through their troubled childhoods, they can make it through anything.

In fact some of the strongest women in history like Oprah Winfrey,or Eleanor Roosevelt had heartbreaking past Yet they always had the will to survive. They overcame challenges and rewrote their path to become some of the most successful ad influential women of the past generations. This is why.

Trauma Affects You, But Doesn’t Define You

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You can’t control the events that happen to you. Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to you as a child that imprint your memory and overwhelm your young mind that they end being traumatizing. However, as you grow up, you realize that you’re not just a victim of trauma. A victim mentality can keep you stuck in the past.

Strong women learn from a young age that they have the power to overcome the cards that they’re dealt with and that they can do better than their parents. They don’t let their childhood define them, instead, they use it to learn the resilience and self-reliance required to achieve amazing things.