Category Archives: Childhood Sexual Abuse

When the Abuser is a family member (Part 3): Exploring Forgiveness

Forgiveness does not justify what the abuser did. Forgiveness is not for the abuser but for the self. Forgiveness is a process of releasing the wounds. When you forgive someone because you should, when you feel you have to forgive … Continue reading

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When the abuser is a family member (Part 2): Challenges to healthy boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries without judging oneself and feeling guilty is one of the toughest challenges for an abuse survivor. Children in abusive environments develop this feeling that they are bad and it is their fault that they are being abused; … Continue reading

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