“Do not believe the things you tell yourself when you are sad and alone.” ~Unknown
The things that I tell myself when I am sad and alone are, almost always, worse than what anyone else has ever said to me. Abuse survivors tend to take the things that we are told and then multiply and expound them. Then we take that and that is what we repeat to ourselves in our later years, when we try to recover, or when we fail, or whenever.
When we are alone or when we get sad, they can get worse or more nasty. They can also be more detrimental to our mental health than anything our abusers ever told us. Here’s why… the voice in our head is the voice of our abuser AND it carries the weight of our history and emotions.
I haven’t conquered the art of ignoring that voice unfortunately…
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