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.
As survivors our alarm bells go a little bit haywire.What we need to look for: Is this a toxic pattern or is this a one-off?
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.
Here are 5 things I do to break out of negative thinking, shift some of that energy and create a happier mind.
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.
The further I progress my own healing, the more I learn what separates those who survive from the ones that thrive. So let’s look at surviving vs thriving!
Parentification and infantalization are strategies to make the victim feel both responsible
No contact is not always easy. There were times when I feel so utterly alone in the world, so disconnected. I am done allowing them to play games with me…
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.