Today let’s talk about not being a victim.
Have you ever felt like a victim?
Like everyone was out to get you? Yes, as a child growing up in an alcoholic family, if I was hurt, I was victimized. No doubt about it. But if I carry that mentality into adulthood, it’s now a problem that I’m carrying, and as long as I stay in that place, I’m helpless to do anything about the events in my world. As an adult, I’m responsible for doing something about being a victim. The solution may be taking action by seeking help. It may be by changing the old tapes that tell me I somehow deserve it when I get hurt. It will take a lot of hard work. But getting out of the victim mindset has been one of the most freeing things that has brought peace and joy into my life.
Have you ever felt like you were in a victim mindset?
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Dan L. Hays offers encouragement for adult children of alcoholics.
The podcasts of these episodes can be found at: Minute to Freedom
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