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The feeling of being hurt is an emotional reaction to another person’s behavior or to a disturbing situation. (abuse, abandonment, co-dependency, divorce or other relationship issues)

No one can understand the guilt and the shame.
I am alone.
Everyone thinks I’m normal, I have to keep them believing that.
No one would believe me if I told them.

Can you identify?  We all can. Yes, I said “all.” We all put on a mask that we want others to accept as who we are but behind the mask is the real person with all the hurt that comes with it. Whether or not the hurt was something that you did or something that was done to you, there is guilt and shame and a desire to cover it up.  But what is this cover-up doing to you and to your present relationships? Do you find yourself acting out with chemical or food or sex or in some other way?

You can try to push down the guilt and the shame and the feeling that you are alone and go about living but that hurt will affect you in ways that you may not even realize.

How would it be to share that hurt with others who will understand-- to release the shame and the guilt, to realize that you are not alone in dealing with this? This is where Celebrate Recovery can help to bring you together with others who are struggling with the same issues. Together you will be able to help each other to heal.