To release the past and embrace the future is such an important topic. Finding ways to find positive growth in adversity and trauma will help this process.
When choosing to establish boundaries toward our toxic parents, many survivors experience what can be described as a pond of guilt.
The Swan Waters team likes to joke sometimes about how abusers seem to use victim as a verb. That is, they are actively portraying themselves as victims, martyrs, long-suffering bearers of all sorts of torture, as a method to continue shaping their outward persona.