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Content warning: This episode discusses depression, suicide ideation, and abuse. Please take care while listening.
Pamela Topjian shares her inspirational story of overcoming childhood neglect and trauma to live a life she loves.
“I left this husband that was an alcoholic, drug abuser who abused me. I left him, I went down a path of deep depression, high anxiety, get on this bus sort of last-ditch effort.”
Pamela faced depression and suicidal thoughts but took a friend’s suggestion to start a new life by moving to California. Despite not knowing how to go about it, she researched, and two weeks later, she was on the bus. In this episode, Pamela shares her story of how childhood trauma affected her marriages and how she eventually advocated for herself to find joy in her life, including a respectful and loving marriage, writing, painting, and speaking about her life story.
In this episode, we discuss how:
1. Pamela’s childhood trauma affected her marriages.
2. She considered suicide but was encouraged by a friend to leave town and start fresh somewhere else.
3. Pamela advocated for herself and eventually found joy in her life, including a respectful and loving marriage, writing, painting, and speaking about her life story.
Listen to this episode to hear about Pamela’s incredible transformation journey and how talking with someone else can help unlock things in us that we didn’t know before and bring comfort. Pamela Topjian is an inspirational figure, having overcome a childhood marred by neglect and abuse, two toxic marriages, and a battle with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts. After a cross-country trip alone, she experienced a breakthrough and has since dedicated her life to helping others. She is a board-certified hypnotherapist and author and has moved to Northern California with her third husband. Through her moving memoir, Topjian seeks to provide solace and encouragement to those in similar situations, proving that it is possible to make it through the darkest of times and live a life of fulfillment.
Connect with Pamela - https://linktr.ee/PamelaTopjian
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