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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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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Why People Discount the (Adult) Child and Defend the Abuser

“They say “But she is your Mother!” and I respond “Yes, and I am her Daughter”.  Darlene Ouimet I have found so much freedom in realizing that I don’t have to explain or justify my decision to draw boundaries with my parents or with anyone else, to anyone. I don’t have to help people ‘understand … Continue reading "Why People Discount the (Adult) Child and Defend the Abuser"

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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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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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