These are your basic rights and affirmations, as taught to me. Own them and embrace them.
You have the right to feel safe.
You have the right to be respected and not to be hurt or abused.
You do not have to punish yourself because others have hurt you.
You have a right to be angry or upset, and to have those feelings heard.
You do not have to justify yourself to others.
Other people's judgements are based on their own fear and limitations. You are coping the best way you know how.
Others do not have to like what you do. We each have our own way of coping.
You have the right to own your body and be in control of what happens to it. You also own your feelings and are responsible for how you deal with them.
You are not responsible for how other people deal with their feelings.
You have the right to express you distress and given the things that have happened in your life, you should be congratulated for having found a way of surviving.
You are the expert in your own life. No one else knows your reality and what you feel and need for yourself.
You have the right to want attention and to ask for support. Realize that people can't always give you the support you need, but it is not a rejection of you as a person.
You have the right to want a lot of support during difficult times.
What is your daily affirmation?