A Beautiful Mess

A Sexual Abuse and Addiction Recovery Blog

Freedom of Choice – Victim vs. Survivor

on August 21, 2012

“Being a friend to yourself means believing and treating yourself in ways that are consistent with your belief that although we are victimized in life, being the victim is a free choice. We are free to choose.”

Sana Johnson-Quijada MD

2 responses to “Freedom of Choice – Victim vs. Survivor

  1. Lynda Cress says:

    Ok, how do you do that without whole lot of guilt on them or me, because we don’t get it yet. People get real angry when we don’t get it yet. Give them a dream to choose to live for, I don’t care what it it. It’s their journey. When they began to believe in their dream, then you can teach to survive. Not for themselves yet, but for their dream rest gently please. dusty

  2. You are absolutely correct. We all travel our own journey. It took me years of groups and one on one’s to be able to be where I am. And I’ve still got a long way to go. But I am a survivor. And so are you 🙂

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