Limited contact does not always work, it is tricky to maintain. Toxic people are notorious for not respecting your boundaries, so why would they this time?
Here are 5 things I do to break out of negative thinking, shift some of that energy and create a happier mind.
Learning to recognize the hidden message is paramount when you are trying to free yourself from a toxic person’s influence so we created an Abuse Dictionary
Encountering a toxic person can be daunting. There are some strategies for coping…
Survivors of abuse feel isolated by the dysfunctional chaos around them, and think escape is impossible. Connecting with peers is key to the healing journey
It’s easy to fall back into repetitive patterns because we like the familiar. As you navigate your healing, remember to be kind to yourself.
Alas most of you can relate to the duality of living with abuse. Covering up the scars – visible or not. Never showing your fears or anxiety.
I told you the story of my relationship in an earlier post, today I want to focus on the healing I did since then. Once I began to see things as they were, I began my journey from denial to healing. When I realized I could not handle my healing journey by myself, I enlisted the help of a professional. During therapy, I finally learned to break through my denial and begin taking care of myself.
The more I read about Narcissism, the more I was convinced it was all lies and exaggerations. I buried myself deep in denial and made excuses for my abuser. Article by Ese Walter.
From an early age we learn that men and women are very different. Women are from Venus, men are from Mars? Does gender influence how we experience abuse?