Having and overwhelming need for external validation.
Doubting your self-worth, believing you are bad or defective.
You have been taught to believe that you are the crazy and imbalanced one, instead of them.
You’re scapegoated and labeled as self-centered for having your own wishes, interests, and face punishment if you pursue them.
Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry. Show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
Be careful with your words. once they’re said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
Survivors of family scapegoating must learn to trust their feelings and perceptions.
When children are abused they came to believe the messages their abusers deliver.
People who fall into adult trauma bonds seek to the rescued from their painful childhood.
They crave validation from others in an attempt to escape the shame that defines them.