As survivors of abuse we can feel terrible loneliness, especially around the holidays. Aubrey takes us to the heart of loneliness and how we can heal.
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
We prepared a webinar to take you through some ideas on battling the overwhelm this Christmas, and keeping yourself away from too much stress and anxiety
The demands and expectations my ex had surrounding the holidays were stressful. My life’s much happier and more peaceful since shaking off those demands
Once I got myself and my girls away from him, I realized we would have to create new traditions. I didn’t want to keep up the same things out of habit when most of those things sucked the joy right out of my holidays.
Welcome to this Guide to Happy Holidays! This is not about how to wrap your gifts or to make the best holiday treats. This guide is for people dealing with or recovering from abuse.
My mother loved parties, as long as they happened on her terms. Christmas was no exception to that rule.
Christmas is not the easiest time of year, especially when dealing with a toxic family situation. Here are some strategies to cope.
Christmas and holidays in general can bring out stress in the most peaceful people. There are gifts to buy in overcrowded shops. There is an elaborate meal to cook for family and friends. There is making the house look festive. The list goes on and on. Add a toxic family dynamic to the mix and the stress can be overwhelming.