What is emotional abuse?

Originally posted on Rebecca Ogle, LCSW:
Emotional abuse attempts to damage your self-worth through manipulation, isolation, intimidation, shaming, and other tactics. Sometimes emotional abuse is obvious, but often, it is subtle and underhanded. Emotional abuse can include… Name calling Backhanded compliments Giving the “cold shoulder” Forcing you to “choose” between the abuser and other people you care about…

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Signs of an Emotional Bully 

Originally posted on MakeItUltra™:
By Eric Perry, PhD-c “Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me.” ~Anonymous I wish the above quote was true. Unless we?are machine or lack human emotions, words and?actions have a profound effect on the way we feel about ourselves and the world around us. In…

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Narcissistic abuse in Trumpistan.

Originally posted on Lucky Otters Haven:
Much has been written about Trump’s toxic psychology, specifically his malignant narcissism.  In spite of The Goldwater Rule (an agreement between mental health professionals to never diagnose someone they have not evaluated), so egregious is 45’s bad behavior that thousands of mental health professionals are breaking their own rule…

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What Forgiveness Does Not Mean

What forgiveness does not mean… Condoning the offense Pretending that the offense never happened Allowing others to take advantage of you How to forgive someone… Remember what forgiveness involves. You are not condoning the wrong or acting as if it never happened – you are simply letting go. Recognize the benefits of forgiving. Letting go…

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Empty Memories

Originally posted on Success Inspirers World:
Not even the scrapbook recalls the love …..the turmoil of emotional child abuse….. In the quiet evening, your mind strays to younger days. Nestled in the love seat, you think about the lonely life that has lead you down the paths of disillusion. There in the confusion, disconnection is…

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I Am The Text Book Case Of A Childhood Complex Trauma Survivor – Who’s Adult Relationships Were With Toxic People ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

Originally posted on Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD:
? I’ve never had one healthy relationship with adults. My relationships from childhood onwards – have all been with unhealthy, toxic, selfish people who do not love me. I am that classic textbook case of being a severe childhood abuse survivor – particularly being?a childhood…

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