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#1 sarah b.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 01:08 PM

Not that one link can cover a topic so vast completely, but three out of four mother's of dentists have found the posts on this facebook group to be of use to survivors of more than just sexual abuse:
http://www.facebook..../overcoming.osa

other resources folks have found helpful, over the years:

www.joy2meu.org
www.tarabrach.com (she wrote a book called Radical Acceptance)
and the writing of Pema Chodron and Thich Nhat Hanh (multiple books by both authors; web searches will also yield info)

any other resources? I'm sure there are many I haven't mentioned.

Here is an example of a post from that fb group I found useful, in general:

“We learn about our boundaries by the way we are treated as children. Then, we teach others where our boundaries are by the way we let them treat us. Most people will respect our boundaries if we indicate where they are. With some people, we may need to actively define them.” -Boundaries: Tools of Respect By Phillip S. Mitchell

I just clicked on an article the group linked. Apparently OSA is a whole website: http://overcomingsexualabuse.com/

(oh, and, hey, surviving abuse can be some real heavy sh!t. If you or someone you care about needs to talk to a professional, that's probably a good idea. The postsecret online community at www.postsecret.com also has some forums dedicated specifically to such sensitive topics and may have more resources for folks or to pass on to folks who might find them useful than this post does.)