Category Archives: Emotional Abuse

The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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Echoes of the past

During the week between the 15th and the 21st of December, I was struggling a great deal with what I believe were somatic memories of what happened last year as well as partial dissociation.  The following is something I wrote … Continue reading

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What’s in my shadow?

I wrote this yesterday: I don’t often see you as you are.  I see you as I want you to be – kind, compassionate, loving.  and when you show your shadow side – unkind, less than compassionate, less than loving … Continue reading

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Dream sequence – part I: recurring childhood nightmares

My husband and I watched Beyond the Sea – the biographical film from Kevin Spacey based on the life of singer/actor Bobby Darin.  And it was a really great movie/musical. According to wikipedia, “rather than providing a straightforward biography, the … Continue reading

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Adult Survivors of Child Abuse – An alternative to 12 step recovery programs

I wanted to share a website that I found today…after investigating whether or not I will be joining a local Adult Child of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families Group.  I’m not yet sure I’ll go, and I’ll tell you why later. I’m sharing … Continue reading

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