Father’s Day & Survivor’s Guilt
Father’s Day can be very difficult for a family still experiencing the aftermath of family violence.
For a mother whose former abuser is the father of her children, she might feel guilty as she watches the families around her celebrate fathers and know that her children won’t be honoring their dad. She might feel that she is doing her children an injustice by separating them from their dad, even though being together meant that the abuse continued.
For a father who is separated from an abusive partner, he too might feel like he didn’t do the right thing by breaking up a ... Read More »