How to Forgive Your Abuser Even If It’s Yourself


Joey Ortiz

While inviting your father over for dinner is a privilege, it’s not usually considered a major achievement.

For Joey Ortiz, however, it represents the triumph of a lifetime. You see, Joey’s father used to have uncontrollable anger issues. While Joey’s mother was at work, his father would whip five-year old Joey on a regular basis. He was a jockey, and he whipped little Joey with the same whip he used on his horses.

For most people, being beaten and verbally abused at age five would be enough to explain decades of self-destructive behavior. But this early baptism by fire was just the beginning for Ortiz.

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Monica Davis

About Monica Davis

Monica Davis has been in the business of influencing people to change their lives and helping them to develop their professional and business objectives for over 20 years. Monica Davis is a bestselling business author, speaker, trainer, media coach, award-winning television host and producer, and the publisher of Exceptional People Magazine.

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