How to Heal Emotional Abuse

MOVE ON – Educate yourself, learn about them, understand your accountability. You can visit with the pain of the breakup or loss but do not live there, when you are ready to get help and move on you will. KEEP CONTROL – Learn about boundaries, love yourself, listen to intuition, never let it happen again. […]

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Dating After Domestic Violence

Dating After Domestic Violence Dating after domestic violence can be nerve-wracking and complicated. If you’ve experienced domestic violence, you might have more trouble connecting with potential romantic partners, you might have a hard time trusting people or you might find that your perception of what is healthy/unhealthy in a relationship was warped by your abuser. […]

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Breaking Free from PTSD

Breaking Free from PTSD By: Lisette Johnson For many, the beginning of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is experienced as an inexplicable feeling of dread, doom, fear or unidentifiable urgency. Unlike the movies and TV where logical connections are depicted, sometimes specific triggers are not always identifiable. You may react to a smell, a sound, a […]

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Forgiving Does Not Mean Condoning

A few years ago, a guest post on a blog I had at the time, sparked several interesting comments and a couple of intriguing questions. In the post, the guest blogger “Hank”, beautifully and courageously shared about his journey of forgiveness, since being molested as a teen by a Catholic priest decades ago. One of […]

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Believing That Change Is Possible

But I’ve tried to get over this before!! Shouldn’t I be better already!? I know other people have healed, why can’t I?   Often the first hurdle to jump over in this journey is to put to rest (or a least put on mute for awhile) your inner critic and doubter. I know you’ve been […]

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Denying or accepting Narcissism?

“Narcissism will Never Happen to Me” 1. To cover our fear of people and our dread of isolation we tragically become the very authority figures who frighten others and cause them to withdraw. 2. To avoid becoming enmeshed and entangled with other people and losing ourselves in the process, we become rigidly self-sufficient. We disdain […]

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