Overcoming the shame of sexual abuse.

NOT MY SECRET...overcoming the shame of sexual abuse

Sadly, my story is not original. It is not uncommon. I wish it were. I wish no one could relate because then no one would have experienced what I have.

We have in common the experience of tragedy, loss, abandonment, and abuse.

We have in common the many emotions that tumble around our minds and weave in and out of our lives. We experience triggers, flashbacks and nightmares. We all have had friends or family that assigned emotions, guilt or questions to us that were unwarranted and painful. We all have worked on, pushed forward, and worked through some of the most difficult situations and horrible events.  Little by little. Moment by moment. We persevere and we overcome.

There are hundreds of things that could be slightly different and slightly the same  in each of our stories, but most of us have one thing in common.

We have felt shame.

The dictionary defines shame as this:

shame: a painful feeling…

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