Controlling Parents and the Questions Abusers Ask

The post “Psychological, Physical and Sexual Abuse Why Questions” generated a lot of interest, so I decided to do a follow up post asking the questions that controlling and abusive people ask us.  The response on the Emerging from Broken facebook page was huge. These types of statements that controllers and abusers use are designed … Continue reading "Controlling Parents and the Questions Abusers Ask"

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Psychological, Physical, and Sexual Abuse WHY Questions

Sometimes we get stuck on the “why’s” and the why questions. We can talk endlessly about what happened, we can realize that it was not our fault, we can face the pain of having been devalued, used, unprotected, powerless and disregarded, but the why questions still remain. ~Why did my mother seem to take pleasure … Continue reading "Psychological, Physical, and Sexual Abuse WHY Questions"

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Dysfunctional Family Teachings and the Fears of a Six Year Old

on the rocks Dysfunctional families are dysfunctional early on. We may not realize it early on though because we have no other frame of reference. When we look back at our lives, we are unaware of getting stuck in some of our childhood fears. I talked a bit about this in my last post ~ … Continue reading "Dysfunctional Family Teachings and the Fears of a Six Year Old"

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Psychological Abuse is the Root of All Abuse ~ many years later

Hola! It is great to be home from my travels, although it was great to be there too.  In my last post I talked about re-wiring the belief system. This post continues with a snap shot of how it looks when I confront that belief system today. Even though this story stems from sexual abuse, … Continue reading "Psychological Abuse is the Root of All Abuse ~ many years later"

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Anger at Parents~A Pathway on the Journey to Freedom

This post has been inspired by Sarah who left a compelling comment on my last post. I have copied and italicized her comments and answer them point by point. ~Sarah~ “What if you are an adult child of someone who was abused as a child who never sought professional help?  My parent was depressed and … Continue reading "Anger at Parents~A Pathway on the Journey to Freedom"

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I’m having a Blog Party! Glad You Could Come!

I do this work because I have a passion for planting the seeds of hope and spreading encouragement for healing and recovery where there has been a history of depression, feelings of unworthiness, psychological abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, low self esteem, addictions, eating disorders and all the other types of struggles that so many … Continue reading "I’m having a Blog Party! Glad You Could Come!"

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