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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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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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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