The Reason People don’t Hear what You are Trying to Say

That night I came home and burst into the house excitedly telling my husband Jim that his father was an abuser! I stated something like “I know what is wrong in our lives…YOUR father is an abuser!” My husband looked shocked and then he started to look angry. I started to explain what I was learning about how people misuse their power to overpower others and my husband Jim was looking at me like I was nuts! This was HIS father....

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The Opposite of a Dysfunctional Family System ~ a glimpse of hope

  The other night we had a birthday dinner for our oldest son. All of our kids were home as well as a few of their friends. The conversation was lively, everyone was included, there was laughter, jokes, intellectual conversation about the chemistry my son studies and the neuroscience my oldest daughter studies.  All kinds … Continue reading "The Opposite of a Dysfunctional Family System ~ a glimpse of hope"

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To Confront or Not to Confront When Talking Does no Good

Navajo Proverb: You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. In the March Article “The Unheard Invisible Child; Being Seen and Finding my Voice” here in Emerging from Broken, a commenter asked a very popular question.  Here is the query; “Now that I’ve found my voice, I have this strong desire to … Continue reading "To Confront or Not to Confront When Talking Does no Good"

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