Blog Update - Embracing Independence

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Blog Update - Embracing Independence

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Embracing Independence as a Survivor of Child Abuse
By Kylee Johnson

“Our first and last love is self-love,” wrote New York writer Christian Nevell Bovee, indicating the importance of a strong sense of self-worth and independence. If you have been through the trauma of abuse, then you know that this can affect healthy boundaries in your relationships. For instance, codependency on your partner can sometimes present an issue, as it’s normal to want to fight to ‘save’ someone else, even if it means neglecting your own needs and mental health in the process. If you are a survivor of child abuse, how can you assert your independence while continuing to form important bonds with others?
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