I empathize (not condone) with those who have long forgotten how to live beyond the IMPACT of abuse…further destroying themselves & others in their path. Perhaps it’s too difficult to LET GO of the pain. Such is the case of the young man recently in the news for beating an elderly priest. The priest allegedly abused the young man & his brother during their younger years. The list goes on & on with victims of childhood sexual abuse becoming vigilantes or perpetrators.
While I’ve noticed that many who have been hurt by abuse share similar challenges – shame, feelings of worthlessness or other – our stories are different. Therefore, each individual deserves the right to open up & talk when they are ready to do so.
Healing from childhood trauma takes time, we heal & process differently. Nevertheless, PROLONGED stay in painful memories further creates emotional dis-ease.
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