A picture is a freeze frame, a moment perfectly preserved. But does that picture represent what is actually going on? Or is it used to manipulate perceptions, and make life seems something different than it is?
How do you take steps as either a parent or adult survivor to break the abuse cycle and shape a happier, healthier life? Here are three important steps.
Stress is a common feature of modern life, especially when you are dealing with toxic people. So, here are resources to help you handle stress like a pro!
It not always easy to spend time with relatives… Michael Ballard shares 3 hack to deal with the holidays (but they work on other days too!)
We all know the power of habit, particularly the strength of the “tapes” that run in our heads even when the abuser is gone, they can cause holiday stress
We prepared a webinar to take you through some ideas on battling the overwhelm this Christmas, and keeping yourself away from too much stress and anxiety
Whether at the airport or a local exchange location, we’ve experienced the feeling of delivering our children for a court ordered visitation with an abuser
The demands and expectations my abuser had surrounding the holidays were stressful. My life’s much happier and more peaceful since shaking off those demands
Once I got myself and my girls away from him, I realized we would have to create new traditions. I didn’t want to keep up the same things out of habit when most of those things sucked the joy right out of my holidays.
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.