Turning Down the Volume on Shame (Part Three)

Because shame is such a pervasive emotion before and during recovery, I’m dedicating another post to this universally-challenging experience.

Here are some examples of shame messages you might remember from childhood:

• Am I wearing the right clothes?
• How come they live in a bigger house?
• My parents drive old cars. Wouldn’t I look cooler in a new one?
• Why do I go to public school instead of private school?
• Wouldn’t I be more attractive if I had blonde hair instead of brown hair?

Because shame starts early, it takes lots of disentangling . . .

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