The Secrets of Empowerment: Scapegoating

“If I hadn’t gotten pregnant with you, I never would have married your father and been abused so much by his mother.” I cannot tell you how many times I have heard some version of that. I am the primary scapegoat for my family. For so many years, I had no idea what it is called or why it was happening. The worst part about scapegoating, is how insidious it is. And whoever the dominate person or group is that picks the scapegoat, the whole group can pick on and abuse them. Using the chosen scapegoat is a way to vent their negative emotions on an outside source without risk of being…