Tag Archives: healing

The Lies of An Emotional Abuser Cancel Each Other Out

I used to think that my mother said she loved me but it was a lie.  And the truth was what she told me via decades of emotional abuse.  But I see now that when she expressed her hatred and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ten Years of Hiding; On Leaving Hypothetical Space and Healing C-PTSD

Today marks ten years since I made a final escape from my abusive family of origin. To do that, I took extreme measures that placed huge limits on my daily life, I literally fell off the map and lived in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How Bodywork Retraumatized Me

It’s been over a year and a half since I stopped working with an acupuncturist, but it was only recently that I’ve been able to understand how much harm his treatments actually caused me due to his lack of professional … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Confronting The Double Standards In Emotionally Abusive Family Relationships

One early evening when I was 18 years old, I was trying to take a shower.  But my mother kept knocking on the bathroom door, calling out my name and saying something in a muffled voice. There were two bathrooms … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

I Was A Trafficked Boy

I remember a day when I was seven years old, where I sat in my bedroom chair in front of my parents; my mother was grabbing my shoulders and shaking me hard as she shouted in my face.  I had … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Walking Home: Three Journeys In Overcoming Emotional Abuse

Last month I dreamt I was on my way home from a nearby town late at night.  Yet despite my being unable to drive and facing a very long walk ahead of me, I decided not to call the person … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments