Everyone’s story is different, but perhaps if we are honest, we recognise that we ignored the red flags. And being that honest with ourselves is the first step to freeing ourselves from the guilt that enslaves the victim of emotional abuse. We saw them but ignored them. We saw them but gave them a perfectly logical reason. We saw them and embraced them. Well that was then and this is now. We are not defined by our past naivety or our misplaced faith in humanity. What’s done, is done, and can’t be undone. We will move forward healing little by little everyday because everyday is a day to stand strong and lift our heads from yesterday’s painful shame!