Shame and Guilt – For Telling the Truth

Shame and Guilt – For Telling the Truth

I discovered a relatively new site yesterday and while I don’t know much about the author, I thought this particular part of what it’s like to finally tell someone about your abuse was really insightful. However, I also felt extremely guilty. This was a “forever secret” and I broke it. A year later, and I…

Relationships are Hard for Survivors, We Don’t Know Ourselves

Relationships are Hard for Survivors, We Don’t Know Ourselves

I recently saw a link to an article that was posted back a few months ago on the Good Therapy website: Why Hiding Who We Are Hurts Us While the article is about relationships, and marriage counseling in particular, part of it really resonated with me as a survivor. It even matches some of the…

Guys Your Buddies Do Have Mental Health Issues

This is how stigma happens. According to a recent UK study, 7 out of 10 male students “struggle to believe their friends have mental health issues”. In a nationwide study of UK students’ attitudes towards mental health, The Priory Group found 86% agreed there is a stigma attached to mental health issues at university. So…

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How Will Others React to Your Change?

Douglas Welch ran an older column of his recently on his website. Not everyone is happy when you change. So much of it reminded me of what can often happens to survivors going through the healing process. Usually, those around us, our friends and family, are supportive of our changes. They want to see us…