Not all of us are born into toxic families, or end up with abusive partners. You may have been introduced to emotional abuse and all its troublesome consequences because you are supporting a Swan. It can be quite challenging to support victims of abuse, and some help and support for the supporters is important.
I have also learned from experience, is that not all help – however well-intended – is in fact helpful. So how can you support abuse victims?
In-law issues have been the subject of comedians forever. But what do you do when it’s no laughing matter?
Not all of us are born into Duck Families, some find their way to a duck pond by finding a Swan as their significant other. These Swan Mates are confronted with in-laws that are far from normal. So how do they deal with that? How can you balance a relationship, retain you own emotional health and be supportive of your spouse? It can be quite a juggling act.
“I am going to come out and say this: my parents are not nice people! They are excellent actors, and within their community they are respected and even admired. Behind closed doors they scheme and lie.” It has taken M years to find a way to deal with her parents.
It is not a unique situation for daughters of trouble parents to find love with the sons of trouble parents. It has been suggested that neglected children will identify each other throughout their lives, whether that be in the school playground or in matters of the heart.