Family Scapegoating – How to Survive Betrayal

I’m excited to be featured in Abby Gardiner’s latest post on family scapegoating on her Stress Bubbles Blog.  Thanks Abby!…/the-family-scapegoat-surviving…/…



Read Glynis Sherwood’s Articles on Scapegoating here

Dealing with Family Scapegoating and Need More Help?  Click here to visit my Scapegoat Counselling page

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Glynis Sherwood – MEd, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC), specializes in recovery from Family Scapegoating, Low Self Worth, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Complicated Grief and Addictive Behaviors.

  • MeganC

    Its time to re-post about your services and excellent advice! Posting on Give Her Wings soon. 🙂

  • Shawn Gonzalez

    Hi Glynis,

    I just wanted to say Thank You! : ) for your articles. They are very well put together and helpful; especially for people trying to understand how they may be able to recover from the horror of being the scapegoat.

    Right now I am hoping to find out what it is like to have trusting relationships. I realize I’m spiritually deprived of having connections with others in a real significant way due to my own lack of awareness of how the family system works.
    My trust has been completely destroyed and eroded from being the family scapegoat.

    It is funny how they keep attempting to blame you for all their problems, but then you see the truth: It’s going to take time to recover. I’m praying for miracles to happen.

    I trust that by doing the next right thing each day my life may have a hope of some normality.


    • Shawn – Thanks for your positive feedback on my articles. Glad they are helping you gain perspective on the recovery process. It is challenging to risk trusting others after having your faith shattered by the very people who should be there for you – your family. The fact is though that there are many people out there in the world who will treat you much better than your family has. The key is to go slow, look for signs of trustworthiness or untrustworthiness and begin to trust your gut feelings to guide you. It’s good you can see through your family’s scapegoating tactics. Your life will improve as you maintain distance from this abuse.