Our most immediate association with the word violence is of physical aggression. But you can utterly destroy a person, and never lay a hand on them.
There is a very big lie that abusers tell their targets. It is the biggest lie of all. This lie tells the target: this is all your fault!
Most people are surprised about my past. ‘I had no idea,’ they say. And they wouldn’t. It was all hidden abuse, no scars or bruises to tell the story.
This isn’t your typical feel-good abuse recovery. Bodies in the Basement is the rebirth of a blog and support site called Emotional Abuse Survivors Network.
The more I read about Narcissism, the more I was convinced it was all lies and exaggerations. I buried myself deep in denial and made excuses for my abuser. Article by Ese Walter.
From an early age we learn that men and women are very different. Women are from Venus, men are from Mars? Does gender influence how we experience abuse?
Experiencing the revelation of recognising a Toxic Person in your life, you will probably be confused, anxious, angry, heartbroken and even grieving.