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.
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?
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.
Interacting with toxic people is a little like playing Emotional Russian Roulette. By that I mean that you never know which version of the person will be on the other side of the door.
The drive for perfection means the toxic person focuses all their attention and effort on the exterior, but they are people of little emotional substance
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.
When I was 4 years old, I expressed an instant dislike to one of the pastors in our town. My parents thought it was strange that I had such a dislike for the man, but I just could not take to him. He never DID anything to me or anyone else (as far as I […]
When we talk about a lack of emotional self-control, we usually think of anger. And we all have our days when we lose our temper, or cannot swallow the snarky retort. For the most part, we are able to control ourselves, and our emotional responses though. For toxic people, that can be a different game […]