Now that I’d left, I couldn’t trust my decision-making ability because I’d clearly made such terrible ones while under my former abuser’s control.
Don’t be fooled, people who create drama, and then portray themselves as the victim are playing games. They are manipulating you.
So let me start by saying that the positive we will we consider here is not some perky-pants denial accompanied by a chirpy, “Oh, I’m fine!” Why? You aren’t fine.
That’s how an abuser breaks your confidence. They make you doubt your strengths and focus on your weaknesses. No wonder you feel flawed and incompetent
For your convenience and reading pleasure: a round-up of all the articles that SwanWaters has shared this week. Happy Sunday!
Although I understand that everyone will at some point in their lives trust someone they shouldn’t, emotional abuse makes our trust meter go haywire.
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?
Let me just tell you that you are worth friendship, love, respect… You are worth the investment of healing. The time, effort, cost… you are worth it!
I decided I was worth something. I was worth boundaries and respect. It was the day I told my parents that I’d no longer have anything to do with them
We should just drop the D. It shouldn’t be Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. There’s nothing disordered about it. PTSD is a normal, natural response to trauma