Join a Support Group & Start Counseling – so you have access to proper guidance. SCARS offers support groups online on Facebook, and to find a qualified trauma counselor click here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/trauma-and-ptsd Avoid amateur groups, especially those that focus on exposing scammers – this only increases your trauma.
Participate actively – in the support group, in counseling – share what you feel and what you are going through – secrets are the enemy of recovery.
Journaling every day – use the SCARS BLUE BOOKS or a journal of your choice – every day record how long it has been since your scam ended, how you are feeling, and your daily challenges. The key is to do it every day!
Daily reminders of your recovery – we offer them in our store or chose any others to remind you why you need to push forward and that you are not to blame!
Share your story, thoroughly in the support group and in counseling. Holding back is just keeping it secret and not helping you work through it!
Acknowledge your milestones of progress. Every month that passes is a month further away from the scam.
Learn all that you can about your psychology and why this happened to you – this removes guilt, shame, and self-blame – you are already on the right website for that.
Tell others about what happened to you – to educate and share – when you are ready, but start with trusted family and friends because they are also at risk.
These are the basics and if you follow them they work. The reason so many are confused or not progressing faster is that they are not following them.
This requires a commitment to your own future. If you don’t feel so good, do two things: read RomanceScamsNOW.com and write in your journal – these will help you get through the rough patches. Then talk about what you learned or how you are feeling in the support group and with your counselor.
It is NOT hard if you do it.
If you don’t, it will take much longer to recover. But that is a choice you are forced to make.
If you really do these things you can recover. Even your financial situation cannot hold you back – you can find peace.
Just remember, recovery is a team effort. Don’t isolate yourself from those that want to help you.
This is the way!
Always Report All Scams – Anywhere In The World To:
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.