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The guilt in chronic illness...inside the mind of a chronic illness survivor. Lilacandlyme.com

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Almost every survivor of sexual assault or abuse will at one point think, "It was my fault." What many of us don't know is WHY survivors feel shame and guilt or why others around them might blame them instead of the perpetrator. The following cartoon breaks down the reasons why.
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Why do sexual assault survivors feel shame? A cartoon sums it up.

Almost every survivor of sexual assault or abuse will at one point think, "It was my fault." What many of us don't know is WHY survivors feel shame and guilt or why others around them might blame them instead of the perpetrator. The following cartoon breaks down the reasons why.

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Carrying Guilt & shame of a past event, an destroy self confidence, leaving individuals feeling lonely & isolated. These are emotions that need to be addressed - here are some way of overcoming guilt & shame to get back to that confident you again.

Carrying Guilt & shame of a past event, an destroy self confidence, leaving individuals feeling lonely & isolated. These are emotions that need to be addressed - here are some way of overcoming guilt & shame to get back to that confident you again.

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Ellen Bass - "So often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted....". relationships, reality, courage, lies, healing, responsibility, abuse, guilt, shame, recovery, innocence, blame, child-abuse, victim, survivor, childhood-abuse, emotional-abuse, sexual-abuse, abusive

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Dealing with 'survivor guilt' after cancer - Facing Cancer Together