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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Do You Still Wonder if the Problem was You?

When I began to see my life through the grid of “what happened to me” instead of through asking myself (and others) “what’s wrong with me” I was able to see things with new eyes and a new understanding based more on the truth instead of the lies I believed about myself that formed from … Continue reading "Do You Still Wonder if the Problem was You?"

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Do my Parents Have a Right to see My Children if They Don’t Love Me?

Why do we have to ask ourselves this question in the first place? If we were in loving relationship with our parents, we would not question whether or not it is a good idea to let our kids hang out with our parents. This article includes 5 questions you can ask yourself to help you bust through the fog and assist you in the decision making process.

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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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