Reminders that you are a warrior, that you deserve to heal, and that you are not alone.
Grieving the wounds caused by our parents is some of the heaviest lifting we do as survivors because they affected our relationships with ourselves to incredibly - yet many of us feel a primal draw to love them in the same space we hold such , betrayal, and resentment.
My sister’s mother was one of the many adults in my life who abused me rather than care for and nurture me. I am owning that part of my story. Now it’s time to start healing it.
This is a story I haven't told. To this point in my sharing, I have kept it safe - speaking only of the people who are dead, or thousands of miles away from me. She is my sister's mom, and she also abused me.
If you ask five Childhood Trauma Survivors what they think about forgiveness five you will get 5 different answers.
I don't feel the usual dread as November approaches that I have in past years and I want to celebrate this victory in my journey of healing.
As I heal my trauma and navigate what Complex PTSD means for my life, I am finding that my dad did way more damage to my psyche than I’ve ever given credit.
I've been in my emotions a bit this week. Not necessarily in a bad way - just receptive to what they are telling me, accepting of their space in my journey. One of the things I have been reflective of recently has been my years of mental and emotional dissociation. 20 years of disconnection creating... Continue Reading →