The Broken Bird

The Broken Bird by A.V.  She had a coat of feathers A very luscious one Vibrant, full of color Shining in the bright yellow sunYou gave her a warm place to stay A nice cozy little nest She had a smile from within Nothing but love in her chestShe could soar high with the wind Or […]

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Who’s That Woman in the Mirror? And Why is She Covered in Sticky Notes? – Suzanna Quintana

Hello, my name is Suzanna. And I’m too Emotional.   I’m also too Sensitive, too Needy. I’m Incapable. Unqualified. I’m su ch a SillyGirl. I’m Mean (if I’m not Nice). Too Loud. Too Quiet. I’m Nice (when I’m not Angry). My behavior is Unbecoming. Inappropriate. Indecent. Unladylike. Naïve. Nasty. I’m Like a Sailor (if I cuss). Like a Virgin (when I play Innocent). Like a Whore(when I play). I’m a Prude. But also a Bad Girl who’s Slutty. A Good Girl who’s Naughty. In short, I’m a Mess. Helpless. Powerless. […]

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New!! Book of the Month & Finding ‘gratitude’ post narcissist

On this pre-thanksgiving weekend I reflect on the lessons I finally learned after narcissistic abuse. I have earned the status of expert on narcissistic abuse the hard Knox way. I was raised by, married to, divorced, Co-parented, sister of, niece of, and girlfriend of and if I look close enough I was the friend of […]

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Why Couples Therapy is Contraindicated with a Psychopath

Why Couples Therapy is Contraindicated with a Psychopath “The guarantee of safety in a battering relationship can never be based upon a promise from the perpetrator, no matter how heartfelt. Rather, it must be based upon the self-protective capability of the victim. Until the victim has developed a detailed and realistic contingency plan and has […]

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