I discovered 4 specific actions that helped me to learn to forgive myself and, repeated over time, took me to a new place in my healing.
Many survivors buy into the idea that the process of forgiving and letting go also means never getting mad about the abuse again. Nothing could be less true
It took many years for me to understand that guilt and shame are two entirely different things with vastly different impacts.
Aubrey talk about mentally retraining yourself to put distance between you and the abuser. That’ll help you get out and stay out of an abusive relationship
Getting out of an abusive situation is hard, and there is no substitute for good preparation. In part 1 of this series Aubrey shares her recommendations
By far the hardest thing to manage after you have escaped abuse and gone No Contact is your own mental boundaries. There are likely many ways to achieve retraining your thoughts, but I found four that were very successful for me.
How do you take steps as either a parent or adult survivor to break the abuse cycle and shape a happier, healthier life? Here are three important steps.
We all know the power of habit, particularly the strength of the “tapes” that run in our heads even when the abuser is gone, they can cause holiday stress
Whether at the airport or a local exchange location, we’ve experienced the feeling of delivering our children for a court ordered visitation with an abuser
The demands and expectations my abuser had surrounding the holidays were stressful. My life’s much happier and more peaceful since shaking off those demands