Category Archives: Recovery from child abuse

The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … 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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Accepting the way things are

I woke up sick this morning.  I laid weirdly on my neck last night and had induced feelings of vertigo, which lasted a long time.  I almost thought it was the flu, but it turned out it wasn’t.  This feeling … 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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