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Do You Agree?

Augusten Burroughs writes that Affirmations are dishonest. “They are a form of self-betrayal based on bogus, side-of-the-cereal-box psychology..The truth is, it is not going to help to stand in front of the mirror, look into your own eyes, and lie … Continue reading

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I would like everyone to be safe, but sometimes survivors who have been abused need to be especially cautious, because of a tendency to expect abuse and not watch out for it.  This may be especially true for incest survivors. … Continue reading

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It Just Occurred to Me That

It just came to me that we survivors are so busy and judgmental of ourselves for not knowing how to totter on heels that we fail to realize we’re still developmentally learning how to tie our shoelaces.  Loving patience and … Continue reading

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From Fallout: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders (And Others), by moi. From time to time I wondered how my father or grandfather would have fit into our prison group. Would they have denied their culpability? My grandfather would deny … Continue reading

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