In the United States we celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. This day is in commemoration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Courageous men worked together to create a separate nation from England. Most of the men that signed that document gave their lives, fortunes or what every it took to change the world. A great day in the life of a victim is the day they declare independence from their past. The day they will do whatever it takes to change their world from victim to survivor to thriving. It is on that day that the hardest battle they ever fought will begin. Until that moment, their abusers and their past will push them about however the whim may be but on independence day the victim takes responsibility for their self and say, “No More.” This is when they get into counseling, reading self-help books, joining support groups, setting goals, taking back their power. Just as on that fateful day in 1776, Independence Day is just the beginning. Which day is your independence day?