by Tony C
I think I may have figured out the root cause of many of my problems. It was triggered by something someone said to me yesterday...."Self-preservation." I started to ponder what was said ..and all the relationships i am involved in (mom,step-brother,friends,etc) and then realized my ailment is "Toxic Shame", the opposite of "Self-preservation."
I know you've heard of John Bradshaw...and Toxic Shame is a broad topic. A by-product of Toxic Shame is codependency and drug addiction.
While writing...i'm thinking this is also about "self-love."
IF you have any knowledge, books on Toxic Shame and self-love...i would appreciate your input.