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  1. Abuse leaves us with plenty of things to grieve: broken home, ruined childhood, years lost to DV, missed opportunities - acknowledging it is painful, but processing our grief helps us move forward.

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    1. Emotions aren't always rational, and many of us do feel ashamed and embarrassed of having been abused. Speaking of it works better than sweeping it under the rug. You're not alone.

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    2. Abuse wasn't fair, we didn't deserve it, and yet are stuck with the consequences for life. Feel free to voice how you really feel about having been violated; any language is welcome.

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    3. Writing letters to those who abused you is a therapeutic exercise: it helps to sort through your thoughts and feelings.

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  2. Staying focused on what matters, detaching from what doesn't, managing anger, staying positive, motivational quotes, etc.

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    1. Place to discuss your struggles, insights, thoughts, and feelings regarding faith. All religions and beliefs are welcome here, please respect all of our members.

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  3. Trust, boundaries, communication, assertiveness, conflict handling, making and keeping friends, or any other skill involving interactions with other people.

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    1. Though male survivors are welcome in each of our folders, this one is specifically for male survivor topics.

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    2. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning

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  4. Practical steps we take to put our life back on track: time management, budgeting, housekeeping, healthy lifestyle, etc.

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