Getting out of an abusive situation is hard, and there is no substitute for good preparation. In part 1 of this series Aubrey shares her recommendations
Mags shares her personal story and thoughts on why you should leave an abuser. She tells the story of no contact and how she learned what was happening.
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.
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?
For some, time spent with family is simply terrifying, and the experience can leave us feel emotionally drained and unbalanced for days -if not weeks- after
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
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
Survivors of abuse often struggle to set and maintain healthy boundaries. Within the abuse dynamic, boundaries were unacceptable for the abuser.
Responding to bad news or difficult life circumstances is always tricky, and this one is especially complex. So, I will take you through it step by step.