Don’t live in shame alone. The sneaky thing about shame is that it requires privacy. The moment you share your shame, it vanishes and its grip along with it. But, that’s the catch.
Shame protects itself. Shame doesn’t want to be exposed. Shame won’t let itself be expunged. So, when you threaten the life of your own shame, your own shame will give you pain. How much do you want your shame gone?
Do you want it gone enough to make it go away? Do you want it gone enough to tell your friends? They love you, not your shame.