Introspection — what better way to start a week.
Question – Do you see an overshadow of your abuser in yourself?
I look like my mother. Sometimes, when I laugh or talk, it seems I sound like her, too. This makes me want to crawl out of my skin. I do not want to be anything like her. I am not being unkind, I am simply stating the facts.
I’ve had to talk myself through this time and time again. I freeze when I hear my voice sound like her. It’s triggering. It throws me back to her – an abuser.
I kindly remind myself I am not her. I tell myself I am not the abuse I came through. I speak loudly to my soul that I have worked long and hard to be different. And, I am different.
Are you triggered by similarities in yourself that shadow your abuser?