So very often, when we read about domestic abuse in mainstream media, we are talking about the victims. “Why did she not leave?” seems the golden standard in reporting about abuse. It really is a question we need to stop asking. Why not ask “why did he continue to abuse her?” or perhaps even more important “how can I help?”
Growing up with an emotionally unavailable parent is far from normal. Yet in order to survive you will have convinced yourself that things were normal.
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.
This isn’t your typical feel-good abuse recovery. Bodies in the Basement is the rebirth of a blog and support site called Emotional Abuse Survivors Network.
People may be miles apart, there is little difference in how emotional abuse is perpetrated. This list will help you spot the emotional abuser in your life.