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This Quote From “It Ends With Us” Shows What Courage Looks Like

And that’s required to end abuse.

A hand sign to stop — the abuse here
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“And as hard as this choice is, we break the pattern before the pattern breaks us.” ― Colleen Hoover, It Ends with Us

The author highlights an important issue here, which is the vicious cycle of abuse. She showed how Lily, the protagonist, decides to break the pattern of abuse before it breaks her and her daughter.

She had seen her mother suffer violence and hated her father, but this would not be her daughter’s case.

She wouldn’t let her see her mother go through what she had to. I loved her for that.

Sometimes, however difficult the circumstances become, as much as we love the person who hurts us — leaving them and their brutality is the only way to get out of the pattern.

There is no justification for violence.




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Sidra Riaz

Sidra Riaz

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