Escaping an abusive situation is difficult, if not full on dangerous. Preparing your escape will make you more likely to get out and stay out. Here is some advice to consider while getting ready.
The short-coming isn’t in the emotional pain you feel. The short-coming is in our collective inability to understand that there is no time-line for healing.
Recently a dear friend and fellow-survivor lost her toxic mother and it got us to talking about grief. I sometimes wonder how I will respond when I find out.
Let me say this about that turn of phrase ‘the right to see their grandchild’. I think that, when they chose to be abusive to you, they forfeited any rights to your children.
Realizing the true extend of the toxic family, and understanding that what happened was in fact abuse is a long and difficult journey. It is only the first step on our road to recovery, but it really is the most important one. That first step toward a better, more healthy life.
I once heard someone speak of the children of narcissists as Bonsai Children. We are put in a small pot, our growth is stunted, our potential seems lost.
When you are born to emotionally abusive parents, you are fed messages of failure, blame and guilt from the very day you are born…
People may be miles apart, there is little difference in how emotional abuse is perpetrated. This list will help you spot the emotional abuser in your life.
As long as I can remember I knew my mother and I had a difficult relationship at best. I wondered why my mother doesn’t love me when I was still young.
Coraline spoiler alert This weekend we decided to spend the somewhat overcast Sunday indoors. So I ended up watching a film on television with some extended Family of Choice. We came across Coraline, a 2009 children’s animation about a girl who finds her way to an idealized version of her frustrating life, but (of course) this […]