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.
Responding to bad news or difficult life circumstances is always tricky, and this one is especially complex. So, I will take you through it step by step.
I feel pretty confident that the whole SwanWaters team will give you are resounding YES! Helping others is at the core of our organization.
Meeting that family was like walking into a house of mirrors. My perception of myself, my partner, the world… it all got distorted.
If it was not for my friends, I would have been lost. I’d not have been able to even leave my family, or make it through the healing either.
Indulge me, and reflect on that for a second. What you are effectively asking me to do is forgive and forget the first 30+ years of my life.
What I maybe remember most about the toxic house I grew up in is the darkness of it. It was a house full of judgment, complaints, gossip, martyrdom, and accusations. Darkness cannot drown out darkness, only light can drown out darkness. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I think of my life now, it is full […]
I think all survivors know that feeling of being lost and isolated. I usually call it the orphan feeling. That feeling that you are all alone in the world. And whether you have made a choice to remove yourself from people, you were isolated by someone else, or because you live in a community where social […]