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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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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Estranged from my Mother ~ Still A Little Sadness on Mother’s Day

For the past few years I have not thought about myself as a daughter on “Mother’s day”, I have thought of myself as a mother instead. When I used to think of myself as a daughter the purpose of mother’s day was to celebrate someone who constantly reminded me that I was not the daughter … Continue reading "Estranged from my Mother ~ Still A Little Sadness on Mother’s Day"

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When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior

My Mother Blamed Me for her Disgraceful Behavior I was lying in bed the other morning and this phrase “when mothers blame others” kept running through my mind as though some unknown source was whispering at me to write about it. I agreed that it would make a catchy title but I questioned why it … Continue reading "When Mothers Blame Others for their own Disgraceful Behavior"

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When Dad Enables Mom in Emotionally Abusive Family Relationships

This weekend some of us celebrate Father’s Day in some parts of the world including Canada and the United States. Father’s day can be a really tough time of year emotionally for many of us who have been raised in dysfunctional families or where we have been taught that love is proven (by children) through … Continue reading "When Dad Enables Mom in Emotionally Abusive Family Relationships"

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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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