Victim Blaming ~ When you are Blamed for the Core of Your Pain

“You can accept or reject the way you are treated by other people, but until you heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex, but eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. … Continue reading "Victim Blaming ~ When you are Blamed for the Core of Your Pain"

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Defined as the Problem by the Age of Four by Carrie H.

Carrie H. first guest posted here on Emerging from Broken in March and her post “Self Love and Navigating the Waters of Grief” was a big hit. Carrie writes with passion and beautiful emotional imagery and I am excited to publish her second post. Please help me welcome Carrie back with her second contribution here … Continue reading "Defined as the Problem by the Age of Four by Carrie H."

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Self-Love and Navigating the Waters of Grief By Carrie H.

Please join me in welcoming Carrie H. and her debut article on Emerging from Broken.  Carrie writes in a brilliant style filled with emotional honesty and compassion both for herself and for others who understand the grief we feel when we find it necessary to draw a boundary with our own families of origin. I … Continue reading "Self-Love and Navigating the Waters of Grief By Carrie H."

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What if My Mother or Father Dies Before We Resolve our Relationship

     What if My Mother or Father Dies Before We Resolve our Relationship? “I used to worry that my mother or father might die before we ever have any kind of understanding or resolution between us. As I grew in understanding about the truth and got to the bottom root of all the dysfunction, … Continue reading "What if My Mother or Father Dies Before We Resolve our Relationship"

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Abusers who Blame Victims and the People who Support Them

I can’t believe how many abusers, controllers, and manipulative people present themselves as the victim. This is so normal that it is usually accepted without question in our society! These controlling and manipulative people tell everyone that some horrible thing has been done to them and no one questions them about where it started. But … Continue reading "Abusers who Blame Victims and the People who Support Them"

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Punishment as a Control Tactic in Abusive Family Systems

  Happy New Year! Welcome to a new year Emerging from Broken! I talk about the belief system and how it is developed and how we are brainwashed into believing that the problem is us in the first place. There are specific abuse tactics that are used to cement this brainwashing which cause the ‘fear … Continue reading "Punishment as a Control Tactic in Abusive Family Systems"

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