Many survivors, myself included, struggle more than usual this time of year. Perhaps it’s the darkness. Perhaps it’s the expectations.
As I write this, I have an excruciating migraine. It’s the kind that would knock out most people, but I
Recently, Arc of Hope, an (excellent) child abuse recovery and support network on Twitter added me to a list titled
I went no contact with my abusive parents many years ago, but my mother, a covert narcissist, still continues to
Recently, I wrote about the ways “It’s not that bad” has kept me from owning and validating the true cost
Even though I had all the classic symptoms and psychological traits of someone who has been abused, it took me
As a child of narcissistic parents, one of my proudest life accomplishments is over ten years of no contact with
I spent much of my childhood invisible. It was easier that way, as the alternative was to be blamed and
As a person was was manipulated, gaslighted, and lied to for all of her childhood, truth-telling matters deeply to me.
Gratitude is popular in self-help and spiritual circles, and it’s easy to see why. Grateful people are easy to be