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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

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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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Postmortem Of My Relationship: Beginning The Healing

I’ve been through a really bad period, some of which I’ve written about here. What I haven’t written very much about is my relationship with my partner. I shied away from sharing any of it when he was alive, because … 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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