How To Forgive Yourself For Something You Shouldn’t Have To Forgive Yourself For: Healing Self-Blame After Abuse And Assault

Luke Gottlieb

There are many legitimate things people can work on forgiving themselves for – from minor mistakes to major mishaps. Yet so many of us are struggling with a sense of blame that does not actually belong to us, for events that were outside of our control, for crimes that were committed by others inflicted upon us. I see this very prominently among survivors of abuse and assault. We are told that we need to “forgive ourselves” for being the victims of crimes – but we...

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