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The Toxicity of Unsolicited Advice

I’ve found myself in relationships throughout my life that are openly hostile to my emotional needs.  Where it becomes the imperative truth that if I talk about myself, my feelings or problems, it is seen as an invitation for attack, … Continue reading

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The End of “It’s Ok”

It’s been one year since I started this blog; and one year since I began to uncover my repressed memories.  I’ve made a lot of progress in that time and lately I’m going through a period of great change. Last … Continue reading

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Seeing Myself Outside Of the Frame

One day when I was fourteen my parents came home from work and announced that we were going to see a therapist. When we arrived, the first thing my mother did was pull out my yearbook picture from when I … Continue reading

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Mythical Figures of Childhood

Recently a commenter on Emerging From Broken shared a story about how she took her brother to court for an incident of physical abuse which took place only a year ago.  I was taken aback by the fearlessness of how … Continue reading

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Unfurling The Roots of Dissociation In My Life

There were cement drains above us, flushing water into the river to our right as I stood on the smooth rocks of the shore, my bathing suit pulled down by my father who went on to rape me.  I stared … Continue reading

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