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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

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Learning To Value My Creativity After Emotional Abuse

A photo I took shortly after escaping my abusive family home Being a visually oriented person, photography has long been a great interest of mine,  though it wasn’t always accessible to me. I remember the first significant time I used … Continue reading

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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

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