Family Rejection

What To Do With the Pain From the Rejection of a Mother

What To Do With the Pain From the Rejection of a Mother

by Christina Enevoldsen I knew it wasn’t the wisest decision to meet with my mother after seven years of no contact. The time without her has been the happiest of my life—despite being sued by my parents, four months of being homeless, suffering a miscarriage, the death of my father, all while healing from the wounds of my childhood abuse.Read more

What We Wish Our Parents Understood About Our Sexual Abuse

What We Wish Our Parents Understood About Our Sexual Abuse

One of the deepest sources of pain for sexual abuse survivors is the lack of support from family members, especially from parents. Over and over again, survivors of abuse have expressed the feeling that as destructive as sexual abuse is, it’s the abandonment and betrayal of their parents that hurt the most. Conversely, when a child is believed and supportedRead more