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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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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The Definition of Respect ~ Do Disrespectful People deserve to be Respected?

  R.E.S.P.E.C.T. find out what it means to YOU……… A lot of my emotional healing grew out of realizing the truth about some of the concepts that I had been taught wrong. The people who were in a position of power in my life taught me a lot of false definitions of words like love, … Continue reading "The Definition of Respect ~ Do Disrespectful People deserve to be Respected?"

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Understanding What Abuse IS and Recognizing Abusers

Abuse is a word that carries a whole lot of baggage. When most people think about “abusers” they think of wife beaters and people that take express anger violently against others, rapists, pedophiles – well you get the picture. But those are only the extreme definitions of what defines an abuser. When I didn’t know … Continue reading "Understanding What Abuse IS and Recognizing Abusers"

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The Motivation Behind Freedom ROCKS by Mimi

Freedom ROCKS Our survivor and EFB global community event “Freedom ROCKS” will this coming weekend on May 12th and 13th.  Today I am happy to have Mimi share her story about what Freedom ROCKS represents to her. I hope you will consider sharing this no cost virtual event with others. For information on how you … Continue reading "The Motivation Behind Freedom ROCKS by Mimi"

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Victims can become the Biggest Abusers ~ The Cycle of Abuse

The sick dysfunctional family system seems to have “worked for their parents” so why wouldn’t it work for them? It was the best that my (dysfunctional) mother had to hope for, but only because she didn’t believe there might be something better. She accepted the reality of psychological abuse and dysfunctional family as “normal” and functional exactly as it was presented to her and the cycle of generational abuse continued.

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