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Are You Exhausted from Trying to Be Stronger than You Feel?

I saw a quote that said, “I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.” And it really hit me; we live in a world that teaches things like “fake it till you make it” and “love heals all wounds” but the truth is that those lovely little phrases didn’t work for me. Pretending … Continue reading “Are You Exhausted from Trying to Be Stronger than You Feel?”

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The Day I got Tired of Being the Last Person that Mattered

Abusers will point at minor issues going down trails leading nowhere designed to confuse the situation in order to discredit you along the way enabling them to be right and to defend their actions and position of power and entitlement.” Darlene Ouimet The final straw is rarely the biggest issue and although the issue that … Continue reading “The Day I got Tired of Being the Last Person that Mattered”

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Mothers Day is Hard When The Mother Shows No Love

I thought perhaps that I was the only daughter in the world that felt this way and that perhaps I was the only daughter in the world whose mother couldn’t love her. I believed it must be something to do with me because she told me it was me…..

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The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing

Emerging From Broken – ‘The Beginning of Hope for Emotional Healing’ is available NOW. Click the image to buy and download the e-book.

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The Truth about Being Told to Get Over it and Let it Go

How many times have you heard the instruction “Just Let It Go”? How many times have you personally been commanded to “let it go and move on”? How many ways is that statement communicated to people who are simply trying to justify their pain? How many insensitive people tell hurt people to “forgive and forget” … Continue reading “The Truth about Being Told to Get Over it and Let it Go”

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Explaining Parental Entitlement Beliefs in Dysfunctional Families

“In the minds of my parents, they are the victims; I am the abuser.” Christina Enevoldsen I began writing this blog post a few years ago inspired by the blog post on the Overcoming Sexual Abuse website “Exposing the Incest Family Secrets”. In this article Christina Enevoldsen shares about how her mother’s dismissive treatment of her … Continue reading “Explaining Parental Entitlement Beliefs in Dysfunctional Families”

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Do You Still Wonder if the Problem was You?

When I began to see my life through the grid of “what happened to me” instead of through asking myself (and others) “what’s wrong with me” I was able to see things with new eyes and a new understanding based more on the truth instead of the lies I believed about myself that formed from … Continue reading “Do You Still Wonder if the Problem was You?”

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Do my Parents Have a Right to see My Children if They Don’t Love Me?

Why do we have to ask ourselves this question in the first place? If we were in loving relationship with our parents, we would not question whether or not it is a good idea to let our kids hang out with our parents. This article includes 5 questions you can ask yourself to help you bust through the fog and assist you in the decision making process.

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How Abusers and Perpetrators Get Away With It

What if I told you that there is a predator in the survivor community posing as an advocate for survivors of child sexual abuse. What if I told you that he has a large following, is well respected, has been interviewed many times and has even been on television. What if I also told you … Continue reading “How Abusers and Perpetrators Get Away With It”

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When People Treat you Like you are Crazy, Stupid or Frustrating

When people treat you as if you are crazy, it isn’t because they think you are crazy, it is because they want YOU to think you are crazy. When people treat you as if you are stupid, it isn’t because they think you are stupid, it is because they want YOU to think you are … Continue reading “When People Treat you Like you are Crazy, Stupid or Frustrating”

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The Best Advice for the Healing Journey by Christina Enevoldsen

I am excited to welcome Christina Enevoldsen, founder of the popular blog and facebook page “Overcoming Sexual Abuse” and published author of the book “The Rescued Soul” as my guest writer for Emerging from Broken. Christina has a wonderful message and I am thrilled to have her voice on my blog this week. I hope … Continue reading “The Best Advice for the Healing Journey by Christina Enevoldsen”

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The First Time a Boy Roughed Me Up and Why I Took the Blame

The first time a boy got a little rough with me I was 14. I had been swimming at our community pool and Mike the 17 year old life guard let me wear his diving watch in the water, which I thought was so cool. My boyfriend Rob showed up and called me over to … Continue reading “The First Time a Boy Roughed Me Up and Why I Took the Blame”

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