“Sexual abuse causes children to feel devalued. If you are used by others and then tossed aside, your own needs unrecognized, what value could you possibly believe you have, aside from being an object? Because they were not valued, Survivors continue to neglect themselves just as they were neglected as children.” The Right to Innocence by Beverly Engel
Another issue that I try to work on when I recognize that I’m doing it. I remind myself that I am important, what I think, feel, want, need and have to say matter. If I don’t believe that no one else will.