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Recovering From Abuse

Ones dignity may be assaulted

“Moving from victim to Survivor is an important step in Recovery. During this phase we reflect upon the experience, actively engage in facing and owning what happened, and recognize the connection between the Abuse and the way we feel, think or behave. And then to move ‘beyond survivor’ to gain insights and skills that make it possible for you to live an abundant, powerful life that is no longer mired in the past. You will see the scar, but you will no longer feel wounded.” ~ Rachel Grant, Beyond Surviving: The Final Stage in Recovery from Sexual Abuse

Rachel further says, “The goal of recovery is to reconnect with your genuine, authentic self so that you can go out into the world and just be yourself, live your life to the fullest, and no longer be impacted by the abuse on a daily basis.”

“It’s important that we share our experiences with other people. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story. ~ Iyania Vanzant

“One of the first stages of recovery for a survivor of psychological abuse is sorting through and deprogramming all the lies of the narcissist, sociopath or psychopath. I frequently will tell survivors: ‘The sky is blue, the grass is green, and your abuser has a distorted view on reality.’ These are hard facts that cannot be argued. Once a survivor has come to a deep sense of trusting their own perspectives, the lies of the abuser hold a lot less power.” ~ Shannon Thomas

Mandy Hale says, “A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams or your dignity.”

You took away my innocence

“Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” ~ JC. Kennedy

“When we are healing, the steps to empower ourselves often feel like we’ve been given feathers to fight fearsome monsters. But our journey out of the darkness is made of a series of small choices and actions that gently steer us toward the light. Remember, what your adult considers too little is a daring, courageous challenge for your inner child.” ~ Jeanne McElvaney

I am not what happened to me



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