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Tamar Braxton recently opened up about overcoming an abusive relationship from the past that affected her self esteem.
Braxton, the 36-year-old singer-songwriter who recently released her album "Love & War", is the October cover girl of EBONY magazine where she opens up about a previous abusive relationship.
"I almost had to tell my story to each individual and then I decided that's not what I'm going to do. I can't make anybody believe, I can't change anybody's mind about anything," Braxton told EBONY recently. "(The abuse,) it happened. I'm not all the way comfortable with sharing a lot of what happened to me (yet), but what I said was true."
Although Braxton admitted that she's not ready to speak in detail about her abusive relationship, she did admit that God helped her overcome it.
"When I'm ready to talk about my abusive past I will, I'm sorry that I'm not," she told EBONY. "But if it wasn't for (God), I wouldn't be here."
While many people know Braxton to be vocal about her feelings on her reality television shows "Braxton Family Values" and "Tamar & Vince," the singer revealed that she has not always been this way.
"I haven't always been vocal about my feelings, especially in a relationship. Now, I make sure that I'm very vocal about my feelings, everybody knows how I feel," Braxton told EBONY. "Sometimes it's over the top and most of the time it's 'Team Too-Much.'But I have to do a lot."
In fact, the boisterous singer admitted that she was once shy.
"(I was) a shy person who had self-esteem issues trying to figure it out -- now, I've gotten over my hangovers. You say, I'm comfortable and confident, it took a long time to get there," Braxton told EBONY. "Maybe like a year or so before Braxton Family Values, I wasn't that person. I was faking it til I make it, pretty much....."
Braxton and her music executive husband Vince Herbert had their first child, Logan Vincent Herbert, last June. While the singer has admitted that adapting to motherhood has not been easy, she is also revealing that her son Logan Vincent Herbert has blessed her life.
"I am very happy. I feel complete," she previously gushed on Good Morning America. "He is the best thing that ever happened to me."