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.
This was originally recorded as a Facebook Live. I answer the questions left for me, and I talk about building and maintaining relationships and friendships
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?
Sometimes we say the wrong thing, we make someone feel uncomfortable or just plain bad. So, how do you tell the difference between a mistake and abuse?
Have you considered that some of your responses are not part of being a survivor of abuse, but simply the result of being part of the human race?
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!
In this episode, I share a little trick I used (and still use) to quiet those nasty voices in my head that tell me I am not good enough, not worthy of love…
Healing is a learning curve, and it takes time and practice to get better at it. It is important to celebrate your progress!
We were discussing the habit of overthinking in the SwanWaters Facebook Group. I wanted to give you my perspective and share some tools on how to deal with this.
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