Have you ever found yourself at a loss for words when you’ve been trusted with a story of someone’s deepest hurt? Or worse, have you been tempted to respond by blurting out an inspirational quote you once saw on a Facebook meme, hoping it will cure the problem in one smooth cliché? Confession: I’ve been there. Totally done that. And I not only bought the t-shirt, I tie-dyed and bedazzled the freaking thing. But as I've navigated sharing my own story of abuse with others, I've come to understand why a lot of what we consider "awesome" advice can actually be damaging to survivors. In this episode, I'm sharing six tips for how you can be a total rockstar at supporting survivors of abuse, including a pro tip I learned from none other than King Kong.
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