Forgive and Forget at Christmas

Forgive and Forget at Christmas Forgiveness is a very emotive subject for survivors. Any mention of the word forgiveness normally evokes a defensive response because the survivor or victim assumes the writer is talking about forgiving the abuser.  But forgiveness doesn’t have to be about the abuser.  Forgiveness starts with … Continue reading

Surviving the Holiday Season as a Survivor

Surviving the Holiday Season as a Survivor

The holiday season can be a terrible time for survivors of abuse.  TV scenes, family gatherings and pictures of joy and happiness, plastered all over social media can be the catalyst for memories and flashbacks that haunt victims of abuse.  It is understandable that survivor’s feelings are heightened during this period.  As a very high proportion of abuse occurs within the family unit it is hardly surprising that times that bring families together, are the times that generate the most pain for Survivors. Continue reading