"It’s time to break free from this mess.”
Saheefa Jabbar Khattak has shared a powerful video on Instagram which focuses on how people react to an apology.
She captioned the upload by saying:
“Going through mental, emotional, spiritual, sexual, physical or verbal abuse messes you up inside and out.
“It’s not just tough, it’s like your soul is taking a beating. Standing up against it? Not a walk in the park.
“We often hang on, thinking love or change will fix it. But trust me, a simple sorry doesn’t cut it.
“Taking brave steps? Yeah, it’s hard, but you have got to do it to protect yourself.
“Nobody should mess with your safe space or abuse you in any way. It’s time to break free from this mess.”
The video has the word ‘Sorry’ written throughout and shows Saheefa reacting to the word in different settings.
It begins with her happily brushing it away and smiling. The second clip shows Saheefa with a slight smile on her face and shaking her head in acceptance of the apology.
However, the video takes a slight turn and begins to show a dejected Saheefa looking visibly upset but still accepting the apology by smiling slightly into the camera.
The final clip shows an upset Saheefa miming the word “enough” as she holds up her hand and walks away.
Saheefa’s video has received many uplifting comments, congratulating her for such an important post.
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One individual wrote: “A sorry without change is just manipulation.”
Another said: “There comes a time when sorry doesn’t even affect when you know you are now an empty soul.”
Another comment read:
“Such a strong message silently portrayed.”
Saheefa Jabbar Khattak is known to use her platform to regularly speak up about mental health and the effects it has had on her.
In the past, Saheefa bravely opened up about her battle with depression and admitted to her fans that she was battling suicidal thoughts.
She stated: “I am in pain, I am grieving, every day is a struggle for me. It is all dark and gloomy for me.
“Every day I wish death upon myself. My family has been constantly trying to help me with it, but I guess it is my battle to fight alone.
“I have to fight my demons myself. No one can come and take away my pain.”