**Domestic Violence Trigger Alert**
Not a fan.
Over the past few years, there have been a handful of very public breakups on the internet.
As a way of venting their frustration, one partner — a social media influencer with a HUGE online following — writes a blog post or Facebook update detailing what the other (who also has a huge following) did to hurt them.
Such and such can’t stop cheating.
Such and such is a raging alcoholic.
Such and such doesn’t practice what they preach.
The supportive comments come in by the hundreds.
But I just shake my head.
In my opinion, this is what friends and therapists are for. I can only imagine what it’s like to be the ex who’s having their infidelities or addictions spread all over the internet.
No, it’s not the sharing of the story that bugs me. It’s the way it’s shared.
It’s the timing, too. Because writing these kinds of stories/posts for full public consumption just three days after a breakup is probably something you’ll soon regret.
Plus, it kinda reveals a general lack of emotional intelligence. Which I’m sure their freshly besmirched ex has plenty of stories about.
So, what am I getting at here? All of us have stories to tell. Many of us would like to maybe write a book or give a TED Talk about our stories.
Problem is, these stories involve other people. And these people — the villains of our stories — won’t be too happy about having their mistakes shared with the masses.
But there is a way to do it.
There is a way to share our scary stories without tarnishing the name of those who have hurt us.
Today’s episode is one that I’ve been holding onto for at least 3 years. It’s one of the most powerful talks you’ll ever hear. But it’s also a domestic violence trigge.
Lisa Nichols reveals what you need to do for yourself before you share your most painful stories with the world.
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