Heal your shame through self-compassion
Understand that you have the right to honor your baby as you choose. You have the right to name your baby and speak your baby’s name. You have the right to celebrate your baby’s lifetime. This right is inherent in that no one can give it to you and no one can take it from you.
If it’s not your shame, give it back: 6 questions to help you know
Give shame back to its real owner (no, not you)—the perpetrator.
Is it time to end that so-called friendship?
Deconstructing shame will change how you see yourself. We think you’ll like the feeling.
What to say to a passive-aggressive person
Learning to recognize passive-aggressive messages, despite how personal they seemed to you, will help you detach from their destruction.
Awareness of the tiniest destructive message is huge in healing shame
Shame, self-compassion, and how we talk to kids, to each other, and, most importantly, to ourselves.
Dealing with a difficult person? Trust your gut
Stand firm in what you know, and do it for you. Don’t worry about convincing everyone else. Chances are they will find out soon enough, if they haven’t already.
Are you obliged to care for an older parent who abused you? When you were younger you did not have choices. Now you do
Society—including the family where abuse took place—will often try to suppress the same truth that’s been suppressed for years. It takes courage to stand up to that and to advocate for yourself.
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by Meredith Resnick, LCSW
Meredith's books offer distilled and powerful suggestions to aid in recovery from narcissistic abuse, toxic families, sexual assault, and other personal topics. The books she has written have sold and helped tens of thousands in their recovery from the damaging effects of abuse and trauma. Maybe they can help you, too.