Recently a dear friend and fellow-survivor lost her toxic mother and it got us to talking about grief. I sometimes wonder how I will respond when I find out.
When you first think of going no contact with your abuser, you may think that it’s as simple as just ignoring the phone calls. There is more to it than that.
Whenever I feel like this whole “history of parental emotional abuse” is getting me down, I like to focus on the positive lessons I learned from my toxic parents. Even if I learned them the hard way.
In this podcast about my no contact anniversary, I talk about more complicated emotions like anger and guilt, and how sometimes we feel tired of recovery.
Here’s where the uninformed become proxy abusers: when they assume that No Contact is another version of “I’m punishing you so I’m not going to talk to you.”
‘Bodies in the Basement – A Serial Story for Survivors of Abuse’ is a chronicling of 3 years of deliverance, liberation and recovery from an abusive marriage.
I find myself typing about PTSD, and how it gets to turn a funny, loving, and positive person, into a blubbering fool who is ready to just give up.
In all our articles about healing and recovery we talk about finding balance. We have all found ways to find balance and grounding, that help us with the triggers, the painful memories, the guilt and the self-sabotage.
PTSD really is a normal response to trauma. In this PTSD podcast Aubrey and Monkey talk about everything from what it is, to how it can manifest.
When feeling anxiety we can't understand where the fear is originated, or differentiate between fake and real threads. Everything becomes life or death