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    Lauren posted an update in the group Group logoRECOVERING FROM ABUSE 7 years, 1 month ago

    I thought that because I had forgiven my mom and ex boyfriend of the emotional abuse that it would be easier to get better, but it’s not. I don’t know how to not cry when I’m angry or when someone raises their voice at me. I don’t know how to not take things personally. I automatically assume someone’s coming at me, I don’t know to handle being called out/have my flaws pointed out. I have a lot of work to do on myself but it’s hard to change when I’m told to just suck it up or that it wasn’t the abuse that did it to me, it’s just a character flaw that I need to work on. I’m not really looking for answers or advice on this, I’ve just been holding it for a long time and it feels really good to get it out.