If you still believe you love your narcissistic, borderline or psychopathic ex, practicing and maintaining No Contact can be very difficult initially. Excruciatingly, painfully difficult. Many of my clients compare it to withdrawing from a drug. Neuro-chemically speaking, there are similarities. You’re hurting, and you want the pain to stop. To ease the pain you […]
In His Own Words: Men Can’t Be Abused, Can They?
It is day 2 of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Today’s In His Own Words is an emancipation proclamation of sorts. JC’s experiences are an illustration of how some men can be blind to the abuse they suffer. If a man had chucked a coffee mug at a woman’s head, there would be no doubt such behavior is abusive. Because our culture […]
In His Own Words: Self-Reflections at the End of an Abusive Marriage
It’s day 30 of Domestic Violence Awareness Month for men and boys, the invisible victims of domestic violence. TI85 reflects upon his marriage, his behavior and his soon-to-be ex’s behavior as he begins the divorce process. He experienced several kinds of abuse while married, including gaslighting, emotional abuse, physical abuse, jealousy, rage, passive aggression, blame […]
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