My mother is an enormous flirt. Of course she’ll deny it at every turn, but I’ve seen her in action. With co-workers, with neighbors… even with my friends!
The idea that abuse does not happen behind white picket fences or always leaves bruises is just something we tell ourselves. It makes it easier to process. It means we can think of an abuser as a monster, instead of a neighbor.
There are people in this world who leave you feeling totally depleted. The second you see them, you feel your energy drain from your body and mind.
To release the past and embrace the future is such an important topic. Finding ways to find positive growth in adversity and trauma will help this process.
Interacting with toxic people is a little like playing Emotional Russian Roulette. By that I mean that you never know which version of the person will be on the other side of the door.
Toxic people both demean and overemphasize health and self-care. While being criticized for not healing and for trying to heal, I’d be told I’d die a horrible, slow, young death.
Heather Dane and Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz talk about toxic relationships in this 1 hour Hay House Radio broadcast, and I know you are going to connect to it.
I feel pretty confident that the whole SwanWaters team will give you are resounding YES! Helping others is at the core of our organization.
Wish you could make your child to see their abusive spouse, your siblings to see your toxic parents? No matter the context, if they’re not ready they won’t see the abuse. Here are some ways in which you can support someone you love.
I finally started on the autobiographic work by my dear friend Carrie Maya: Chase Down Your Freedom. Carrie is a survivor of religious abuse.