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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What We Hear when People Suggest that our Expectations are Too High

I received a question or maybe it was a suggestion on the blog yesterday regarding a post that I wrote about quotes that cause harm; here is what the writer asked: “Could the cause of most of our problems be that we live with expectations? Live without expectations and accept things for what they are? No … Continue reading "What We Hear when People Suggest that our Expectations are Too High"

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Positional Power ~ When Your Therapist Doesn’t Get It

Child abuse and neglect result in low self-esteem, depression and a whole lot of other issues. Part of the grooming process that occurs in ALL abuse including emotional abuse and psychological abuse is that the blame is transferred to the child and in order to cope and survive children accept that blame and focus inward … Continue reading "Positional Power ~ When Your Therapist Doesn’t Get It"

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Is There Such a Thing as Justifiable Anger for Victims of Child Abuse?

    I posted the following quote on EFB Facebook and I was a little surprised by the response it triggered. “Abusive, controlling, entitled people and the people who are afraid of them will say almost anything to get you to shut up. They will label you as angry, hateful and unforgiving if you decide … Continue reading "Is There Such a Thing as Justifiable Anger for Victims of Child Abuse?"

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When a Mother says She is the Victim of her Adult Children

I received the following request from a reader through the contact page here in the Emerging from Broken website. “I was reading on your FB page about a post you had written about a year ago. It was about a “narcissistic mother” that demanded honor from her daughter. But I have a question for you; what … Continue reading "When a Mother says She is the Victim of her Adult Children"

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My Article has been Published in TILT Magazine!

A couple of months ago I was invited by DeeAnna Nagel and Kate Anthony from Online Therapy Institute to submit an article to TILT magazine  (TILT stands for “Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology“) and the issue that my article has been featured in has been published! A lot of my readers are coaches and therapists and … Continue reading "My Article has been Published in TILT Magazine!"

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Going No Contact with Family of Origin and Guilt

Recently I received a question that I thought would make a really great blog post. The question was; “In relation to leaving or reducing contact with your “FOO” (which stands for Family of Origin) do you feel guilty about going no contact with your family of origin?” This is one of the most frequently asked … Continue reading "Going No Contact with Family of Origin and Guilt"

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