However hard you try, however much you prepare and try to control your circumstances, even under the best circumstances, learn to embrace the imperfection
Now that we’ve thoroughly investigated the nature of abuse and the tactics that an abuser uses to control their targets, we should shift our focus to the effects that abuse has on a person. The younger a person is when exposed to abuse, the more likely they are to develop long-lasting emotional problems because of…...
A toxic person can never provide any of the loving support we deserve and expect in a close relationship. To them, another person is simply an extension of themselves. This means that targets have different aspects of the toxic person’s identity projected upon them. Whether they are shaped to embody everything the toxic parent dislikes…...
In this next section, we’ll look at different methods abusers use to accomplish this. These strategies all play on the emotional and mental processes of the target. They’re all about entangling you, and keeping you trapped in the relationship. Let’s start at the very beginning when we’re pulled into the proverbial Venus Flytrap. Love-Bombing As…...
Abusers use various methods of control and manipulation. Understanding these tactics of abuse may help you understand what’s happened and how you can heal.
In this Podcast, Mags talks with Aubrey Cole about her 25-year marriage, how she escaped the abuse, and what she has done since.
The key to healing from an abusive relationship is not hating on them… but instead loving yourself more. So, focus on your own healing and thrive!
In this episode, Mags interviews Carrie. She is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, intimate partner rape, and the former member of a Christian cult.
Meeting that family was like walking into a house of mirrors. My perception of myself, my partner, the world… it all got distorted.
It is not until you discover the wet towel someone left at the bottom of the laundry basket, that you really see the need to air that mess out.