couple-toasting

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.

In this podcast we talk to couple who have had quite a lot to deal with at the hands of her parents. How did the toxicity of her family affect him, and how did he help her come to terms with their behavior? These are some of topics that are discussed.

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2 comments:

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    serenity

    December 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    This was a very interesting discussion. I would like to know if Monkey had given her partner any description of her parents before he met them? I always warned friends and partners what my NM was like because I tried to limit the damage that might occur during or after their visit.

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    Monkey

    December 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Serenity,
    I don’t think I really did, or at least I cannot remember doing so. I don’t think I was aware enough to utter a warning. Still Jah_Rasta was the first significant other I introduced to the family. Non of us were ever very keen to introduce boy friends.
    I guess our saving grace may have been that our relationship developed while we lived far away from my family. That meant that he got to know quite a lot through me talking about the latest drama, rather than being part of it. They would visit and I think he observed a lot then too. But the visits were generally short and I could usually manage them without full-blown mayhem. Although I am sure he would notice significant changes is me, even in de days after they would leave…
    xMonkey

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