One of the wounds that I am trying to heal is one to myself. For years I internalized the abuse I endured growing up. As I work on those wounds, I realized how much I have been betraying myself.
Growing up in an abusive environment, I could not allow my true self to be seen and known. Letting my true self out would have been dangerous. An abuser finds those vulnerabilities and uses them against you. And they are relentless.