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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 11

This is the final post of my sharing some of the comments that survivors have posted over the years. I encourage everyone to share their thoughts and/or experiences on any of my posts (past or future). I understand that stigma and shame are some of the reasons we find it difficult to speak out, it took me a long time to feel safe sharing my story. I hope we are all able to "find our voice" and be heard. 

Diane

Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 10

This is the second to last blog in the Child Abuse Survivors' Voices series. I hope reading about other survivors' experiences has been inspiring, comforting and helped you feel less isolated knowing that you are not alone out there. 

Diane

Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 9

Over the past 10 years, many survivors have posted comments on blogs I have written (We Are Survivors Blog). I have taken many of the survivors’ public comments and am sharing them with you. Both their pain and hope for a better future are common threads.

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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 8

Here are three more comments from survivors that I think we can all identify with.

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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 7

More comments from survivors that have publicly shared their thoughts over the many years I have been writing We Are Survivors Blog

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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 6

Over the past 10 years, many survivors have posted comments on blogs I have written (We Are Survivors Blog).  I have taken many of the survivors’ public comments and am sharing them with you. Here you can see how deep the impact of abuse/neglect affects one's spirit and how society's denial perpetuates needless suffering. 

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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 5

By making our voices heard and speaking out, we can begin to make a difference in this world. These comments reveal the shame survivors face every day.

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Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 4

In this post, I chose survivor comments that speak of his/her struggle of self-acceptance. This is a monumental task that all survivors face. Hopefully, by sharing our voices we can lessen the pain of our healing journey.

Diane

Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 3

Over the past 10 years, many survivors have posted comments on blogs I have written (We Are Survivors Blog).  I have taken many of the survivors’ public comments and am sharing them with you. Both their pain and hope for a better future are common threads.

Diane

Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 2

Over the past 10 years, many survivors have posted comments on blogs I have written (We Are Survivors Blog).  I have taken many of the survivors’ public comments and am sharing them with you. Both their pain and hope for a better future are common threads.

Diane

Child Abuse Survivors' Voices - Part 1

Over the past 10 years, many survivors have posted comments on blogs I have written (We Are Survivors Blog).  I have taken many of the survivors’ public comments and am sharing them with you. Both their pain and hope for a better future are common threads.

Diane

Putting Isolation on Ice

“I’m all alone and nobody understands me or what I’m going through.”  As an adult survivor of child abuse and neglect, do you ever feel that way?  Starved for love, nurturing, a sense of community, positive relationships and intimacy?  Afraid of people, and uncertain of how to act in social situations?  If so, you actually have plenty of company—such feelings of isolation are extremely common among adult survivors.  And there is hope.  This guide answers common questions adult survivors have about the nature, methods and effects of isolation.  It also describes the benefits of overcoming isolation and presents a spectrum of practical strategies specifically geared to helping adult survivors climb rung by rung out of the well of isolation, at their own pace.1