Throwback Thursday: Holiday Coping Strategies
Too late for Thanksgiving, but just in time for coping with the next round of holidays, I discovered An Adult Child Abuse Survivor’s Guide to the Holidays. This article is so amazing : practical, empowering, empathic with just the right amount of humor. I love the key idea “Don’t Abandon Yourself”. Although written with adult survivors of abuse contending with families of origin, including perpetrators, it really could be invaluable for anyone from a dysfunctional family of any sort. Or even just useful strategies for keeping in touch with yourself and grounded while dealing with anyone challenging for you.
I like this so very much I want to share an excerpt here. I highly encourage reading it in full. Tremendous thanks to Grace Davis for this gem of a resource.
First, and most importantly, this is the primary principle to follow when you’re in the presence of perpetrators and…
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