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Forgiving Yourself for Your Debt

by Deniss Cantor, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy


We are sold the American Dream at a higher price than we can often pay and then end up blaming or shaming ourselves for being in debt.

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In a past video for Therapy Explained, we spoke about financial trauma and it's effects but a few of you brought up your difficulty with forgiving yourself.

When I work with patients on this I have found a few things to be helpful in healing but the most important one has been this: contextualize yourself. We don't end up in debt just because-- often times we don't have access to financial help and have no other choice but to go into debt.

This past Monday we spoke more in detail about this part and what else we can do to start to forgive ourselves for our debt and learn to be kinder to ourselves.

What step where you able to make this week towards contextualizing and forgiving yourself?

If you haven't had the chance to watch this week's episode yet, check out the video below and see our Instagram for your cheat sheet!

Looking for more support in healing, processing, and understanding your trauma as a BIPOC Adult? Schedule a free consultation with one of our therapists!

Always Cheering for you,


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