One reasons why within recovery boundaries are so important, is that abusers don’t do boundaries. They see their targets as an extension of themselves.
Negative experiences are part of life, and they do not really mean anything. Most people can shrug these experiences off quite easily, but with a bully in your head, it is all too easy to follow your own thoughts down the Whirlpool of Depression. So what we need to do is evict the bully! Shut them up and we will be able to simply move past the negative experience and continue on our merry way.
I read that snippet of advice recently and it just struck a chord with me. How simple a dividing line is that? Over the past year, I began to consciously contemplate and apply that quote to my daily life, and to my surprise the happiness and peace in my life increased significantly.
In this podcast Michael and Mags talk about resilience. How to become more resilient, and how those skills will help take the edges of life’s Big Stuff.
When feeling anxiety we can’t understand where the fear is originated, or differentiate between fake and real threads. Everything becomes life or death
There may be days that you feel you will never truly recover from the abuse. Feeling overwhelmed is understandable, but not conducive to your healing. So how do you get back in the driver’s seat?
Here are 5 things I do to break out of negative thinking, shift some of that energy and create a happier mind.
Co-parenting requires both parents to have rational discussions about raising children.
Just as “domestic violence” is sometimes misunderstood as being physical beatings only, boundaries are sometimes misunderstood as being confrontational.
I never thought of myself as an addict, but I was. I was addicted to an abuser. When I got out, the first thing I had to do was akin to a 12-step program.