It occurs to me that people want survivors to just “get over it”. The healing is superficial as the emphasis is not on being well, but on being well enough.
This month at SwanWaters, we’re looking at confrontation. And where possible, we are shining a light on one of the more nuanced subcategories of this topic: difficult conversations. From being unable to avoid talking to your abusive ex to talking with a friend who has hurt your feelings, we’ve got you covered! Below you’ll find […]
I often hear survivors stress out at the prospect of meeting —and talking to—their abuser. Here are some pointers on dealing with Difficult Conversations.
Abuse, and the many varied effects it has on you, is incredibly difficult to understand for people who have not experienced it themselves. Mags shares some things to keep in mind when trying to tackle this challenge.
It is a question I get quite often: how can I make my x/y/z see the abuse? If I had the answer, my sisters would still be in the toxic family we grew up in.
The normalization of toxic relationships goes beyond just that. These toxic dynamics are also celebrated. No wonder we are confused!
Do you know someone who’s so afraid of conflict that they’ll just not make any decisions or voice any opinions? This is utterly unaccommodating behavior.