Guilt and Shame Resulting from Sexual Abuse ( Sexual abuse can be a very traumatic and painful experience. Shame and guilt are emotions that most commonly result from any form of sexual abuse. Loss of self respect, low self-esteem, intense sense of betrayal, powerlessness, rage and anger at self andContinue Reading

Acknowledge that guilt is a normal grief emotion and don’t let others minimize the validity of your grief experience. Consider what your guilt is all about.  Is it rational?  Is it irrational?  Is it about control? Talk it over with others.  Though you don’t want people minimizing your feelings, talking aboutContinue Reading