Five Ways to Heal Your Self-Esteem After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

Five Ways to Heal Your Self-Esteem After Leaving an Abusive Relationship

The aftermath of an abusive relationship can be a challenging time. You may feel like you’re not good enough, that you deserve the abuse, or that you’ll never be able to find someone else. It’s important to remember that none of these things are...
Going “No Contact” With Toxic Parents| Choose Your Own Adventure

Going “No Contact” With Toxic Parents| Choose Your Own Adventure

Practice breaking contact with toxic parents in this “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style story. Based on events experienced by the child of a narcissistic parent. Photo by Kevin Butz on Unsplash CONGRATULATIONS! After a lifetime of narcissistic abuse, you’ve decided to...
How to Keep a Friend – Managing Conflict

How to Keep a Friend – Managing Conflict

Conflict panics me. Okay? There…I said it. I am the first to run for cover at the smell of conflict. Why? Because childhood trauma taught me to confuse the two. To me, having a conflict with someone means trauma. And so…avoiding conflict becomes the goal...
It Isn’t “Love Addiction”, It’s “Attachment Trauma”

It Isn’t “Love Addiction”, It’s “Attachment Trauma”

When a new relationship starts (actually, it doesn’t even need to start), we are overwhelmed with emotional flashbacks from younger “Inner Parts” desperate to be loved, protected, and supported. and other parts of us will do anything to appease these...