#6: Overcoming Your Past
If you come from an emotionally or physically abusive household, it can be scary to think about having a family of your own, out of a worry that you will pass on that same terrible behavior to your children. And that is indeed a cycle that a lot of people have a hard time getting out of.
But it can be done! This person’s mom made a concerted effort to learn everything that she could about how to be the best mom possible, and though she still has flaws—I mean, don’t we all?—she has broken that cycle of abuse in her own family.