Karen answers Danielle

admin on Nov 27th 2011

Comment by Danielle on 01 Oct 2011 at 8:29 pm

I have great respect for you and would like to ask if you could share any recent hurts that took you for a loop back to end of your therapy. I am in a loop right now I am embarrassed to admit I hurt again. What can you share of getting over new hurts? Thank you.

Dear Danielle,

There have been hurts, but I deal with them quickly by acknowledging the hurt and trying to place it where it belongs. If it’s an old hurt resurfacing, I remember what I’d learned from the past and let it go by not allowing it to affect my present or future. It’s easier said than done, but I try to stay on the side of reality and be optimistic. For me, insecure thoughts tend to threaten my present.  I accept that life is a challenge and my healing journey never ends.

I admit that I, too, feel shame at times when taken back into dark thoughts and despair. I’m glad it doesn’t happen often. It’s hard for me to accept those temporary bad times after all the accomplishments I’ve made, but truthfully, I’m human, just like everyone else, and suffer setbacks now and then.  The difference is now I can recognize these times and quickly address them. It’s important to have a trusted someone to talk dark thoughts over with. Whatever helps you feel better, just do it.

Please don’t be too hard on yourself. No one’s perfect and we all need help at times.

Wishing you all my best!


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