Silence & Shame
For those who have experienced abortion, the world can seem divided into two groups: people who know, and people who don’t.
The secrets we keep can prevent us from making new friendships or finding love.
Our secrets can also change our old relationships in difficult ways/
We can also divide people another way – those who are “for” us and those who are “against” us. We assign people to one group or another depending on how we feel they’ve judged us.
After abortion, it’s normal to feel this way. But until we begin to restore the relationships that are broken, it will be difficult to feel like ourselves or feel whole again.
We’ll help you understand which relationships bring you peace and how to rebuild them.
We’ll help you open up to your loved ones. Often, they’re hurting as badly as you are. We’re here to help them, too.
We’re here for you. We’re here with you. We’re by your side.
You Are Not Alone
What you feel right now is unique to you and your experience, but you are not alone. There are people who want to listen and walk with you on your journey towards healing.
You can get help. You can heal. You are not alone.
There are people you can talk to — people you can trust.
We’ll never deny your feelings or dismiss your concerns.
We want you to feel free and whole once again. Nothing less.
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Join the Journey
There are many other women right now traveling the road to healing following an abortion. If you feel ready to share your story and start your journey, call us to find out what groups are meeting in your area.
As we journey toward peace, we draw on everything in our lives that gives us strength: friendship, family, hobbies, activities, faith. If faith plays a role in your life, now might be the time to deepen your faith and use its power to help you heal and find wholeness. We can help you find resources that draw upon your faith tradition.
What kinds of things might help me?
Your journey will be different from that of every other person. You may benefit from a support group, meditation, one-on-one discussion, or something else. We can help you discover what works best for you. Give us a call.
Do I need therapy?
Some women benefit greatly from therapy following abortion. But, it is not always necessary. The best first step is to give us a call so we can talk about what you are feeling and what concerns you might have. If you think you would benefit from a professional, we can offer resources to help you find someone that is right for you.
Can I heal on my own?
You may not exhibit any adverse symptoms following abortion. But if you are experiencing negative feelings, we are here to help. You may benefit greatly from a single phone conversation. Or you might find that you want additional resources. We can help you. The first step is to call.
How long will it take for me to feel normal again?
Each person is unique. You won’t know until you begin. Once you are on the journey toward wholeness, you will be happy that you are moving forward, and the length of the journey will be less important than the end result.
What if my pain/fear/anger/depression keep coming back?
Some women experience pain/fear/anger/depression in a cycle. Maybe it returns every year around the date of the abortion or your due date. Maybe it surfaces every time you are in a new relationship. If you are experiencing recurring negative effects of abortion, it is possible that you need more time to heal and a bit more help to achieve wholeness. Give us a call and we will help you.