We regret there have been fewer thought stirring posts lately and will try to get them going again. If you have an idea for a topic, that would be helpful- you can PM sweetgingertea or leave the suggestion in the comments here if you like.
Today's post is based on telling others.
1. How do you decide who to tell? 2. What are some clues that help you decide who is safe to share some of your history or the fact you are a survivor? 3. What sorts of reactions have you gotten in disclosing you are a survivor, positive or negative?
With permission from briar_witch , I am posting about a member who passed away three years ago. She was known here on LJ as kiota , but her name IRL was Anna Rosenfeld. A memorial journal has been set up under her old username.
This week's questions are: - How did your abuser insist on being in a position of power? Was it through put-downs and attacking your self esteem, was it through limiting your choices, or was it some combination thereof? - In what ways did that loss of power effect your world? - In what way could you reclaim some of your own power?
Bonus: - In what ways have you already reclaimed some of your power?