The Power of Shame

Let’s talk about shame. I once heard someone say, “Shame is a powerful motivator.” It is.
Shame causes us to hide. An abusive partner will use shame to their advantage, causing their emotionally battered counter part to keep secrets out of fear. Shame causes fear of rejection, fear of unbelief, self doubt, & loss of self worth. So a person who is being emotionally, mentally, or otherwise abused is likely not to let anyone know it. Sometimes, the shame is so great, they might not know it themselves – as they have been convinced they are at fault for their partner’s behavior and actions.

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