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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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I Confronted My Abusive Incest-Family Of Origin

Last week I experienced what seemed like the beginning of a flashback; I was flooded with images, feelings, sensations, but they weren’t about being sexually abused.   This has happened before in my process; something in angle of the wind or … Continue reading

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Measuring My Self Worth, Then and Now.

Recent holidays meant treating myself to (and receiving from my partner) new clothing over the internet from my favorite store.  When my order arrived, everything fit well except for one pair of pants that despite being “my size” were slightly … Continue reading

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My Guest Post On Overcoming Sexual Abuse Reclaiming Myself After Sexual Abuse

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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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Re-Finding My Center

Recently I’ve been unable to properly deal with the flashbacks.  There have been days where they’ve piled on top of each other, with strange and frightening scenes until I’ve panicked and slipped into the old cycles of compulsive eating and … Continue reading

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