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Thursday Thought — “Moving On After An Abusive Relationship”

The principles of effectively moving on after a toxic relationship are actually quite simple, but not easy. Folks have to remember to focus all their time and energy on things over which they have power, most especially, their own choices and actions. Ruminating about the past, trying to get others to understand, worrying about whether …

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How Did We End Up Here? — a new book by George Simon Jr

  How Did We End Up Here? — Surviving and Thriving in a Character-Disordered World [*Affiliate link] This is a new book by Dr George Simon Jr, PhD. His colleague M. Kathryn Armistead Ph.D is a contributor. It’s available in paperback. The link above takes you to where you can buy it on Amazon, but no doubt …

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Parched for truth — dehydrated — victims appreciate ANY water, but it’s better to give them pure rather than muddy water.

Victims of domestic abuse have been so parched for truth. When we read a teeny bit of truth, we feel like we have had a cup of pure water and we rejoice! But as we develop our discernment about the right and wrong use of language in regards to domestic abuse, we quite often realize that …

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Thursday Thought — Defending or Stalking

Today’s post is highlighting an analogy from our Allegories, Analogies, and Fairy Tales page. Defending or Stalking In his book In Sheep’s Clothing [*Affiliate link] George Simon has a wonderful analogy — the difference between a cat that is stalking a mouse (the intentional aggressor) and the cat who is defending itself from a dog …

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Are Abuse Victims Codependent?

The term codependent is often used to describe the relationship between victims of abuse and their abusers, whether the description is made by a counselor, therapist, friend, or an author. It is easy to find online articles that link codependency and domestic abuse. For example, one article I found is titled, “DOMESTIC ABUSE: C is for Codependency” …

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Thursday Thought — Charm: A Red Flag

[November 23, 2022: There have been some changes made to this post. For more information, read the Editors’ notes at the bottom of the post. Editors.] He is so charming! Oh, isn’t he charming! How often have victims heard phrases like these used to describe their abuser? Too often, far too often. Gavin de Becker, …

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