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.
For your convenience and reading pleasure: a round-up of all the articles that SwanWaters has shared this week. Happy Sunday! May 14 – May 20 GIRAFFE – popshot—This link opens to a moving poem about the rhythms of pain and healing in our mental health journey. The Balance Between Being Prepared and Being Anxious—Once you’ve […]
Love bombing is a manipulation tactic used by abusers—of all kinds—to convince the people they want to use that they are worthy of trust; using it as a bargaining chip to fall back on if the target starts realizing that they’re being mistreated.
Michael Ballard and Mags Thomson both learned from experience how to deal with a toxic boss. How do they affect you and what can you do to protect yourself?
When abusers say, ‘You reap what you sow’ it means ‘you are the real cause of the abuse’. But is there truth to this old adage that abusers fail to see?
There are people in this world who leave you feeling totally depleted. The second you see them, you feel your energy drain from your body and mind.
Heather Dane and Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz talk about toxic relationships in this 1 hour Hay House Radio broadcast, and I know you are going to connect to it.
When abuse never takes any physical form, it can be tough to feel sure it ever happened. After all, everybody makes mistakes… no parent is perfect. Right?
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. I dislike that saying, because guess what: it was words that beat me to a pulp every day