Setting Healthy Boundaries
I’ve always been the type of person who loves helping others. Many times, this
What Men Need to Know When Dating a Survivor of Domestic Violence
By: Clint Schiller Dating a Survivor of Domestic Abuse can be frustrating, difficult, irritating,
Tell Me You Are A Bad Person Without Telling Me
How do you know if that person that you are inviting into your life is good or bad for you? Can you trust your gut, or are red flags oblivious to you? And what about boundaries? This journal entry from our blogger, Amanda, talks about these very questions and more.
Amanda endured years of gaslighting, and her journal entry reflects the effects that happen after, including doubting her self-confidence.
Sabotaged: How Abuse Can Trigger Body Image Issues and Eating Disorders
Abuse often violates our bodies and free will. What happens when trauma responses cause us not only to disassociate to cope but also use food or a lack of it it to bring comfort or a sense of control back to our lives? What happens when self-hatred causes abuse to continue from within? It’s time to love the person staring back in the mirror.
Investing in Yourself After Leaving an Abusive Relationship
Deciding to leave the situation is the first step in making things right with yourself and for yourself. Now begins your new journey of self-discovery and healing. A good place to start is by learning the ways you can invest in yourself after leaving the abuse behind physically.
Re-Learning to Love Yourself After Abuse
Loving yourself after abuse means allowing yourself to dance across–to and fro, weaving in and out of–the four Stones of Healing (self-study, self-love, self-compassion, self-awareness)… for the rest of your life.
Emotional Abuse and Sleep Deprivation as Tools of Coercion – Part Three
Written and adapted by: Amy, BTSADV Volunteer This post will detail what happens when