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This Thought-Stirring Post was initially posted in 2007 by sistahraven. You can find the original post here.

Power Roles in an abusive relationship.Collapse )

This week's questions are:
- How did your abuser insist on being in a position of power? Was it through put-downs and attacking your self esteem, was it through limiting your choices, or was it some combination thereof?
- In what ways did that loss of power effect your world?
- In what way could you reclaim some of your own power?

Bonus:
- In what ways have you already reclaimed some of your power?
6th-Jun-2007 10:06 pm - General Confusion

After seeing the video/dance laceandtea posted and thinking about this weekend, this is what floated to the surface to be typed up here.....


i''d love and appreciate any and all comments. much luv and *internet hugs* to all, -kat

1st-Jan-2007 01:53 am - Mother, Money, Boundaries
sara of the woods
Over Christmas break, I found out my mother has been lying to me all semester about putting money in my account. This has reached crisis point--the straw that broke the camel's back, to be cliche. It's not just about the money: it's mostly about the way she treats me and the boundaries I need to set.

My grandmother decided to set up a meeting with her, my grandfather (VP of investments at Morgan Stanley), my mother, and me to discuss the issue of money. I wrote out an analysis of the problem so that I'd have everything I wanted to say sitting in front of me. I tried to communicate the problem only, not the emotional baggage that goes along with it, and I tried to stay away from blaming my mother. (Hence the frequent use of passive voice, which makes my writer self cringe.)

The ProblemCollapse )

What I Really Want to Say to My Mother...Collapse )

Sara
31st-Jul-2006 11:51 am - Intro Post
sad
Hi- I found this community because I am struggling with something that happened a long time ago. It is stupid and it is anniversary time and I have realized how much these events have shaped my life and the relationships that I have. I would appreciate any feedback and comments that you care to make.

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27th-Jul-2006 10:25 pm(no subject)

have you ever gotten into something you know is unhealthy and is going to hurt you one way or another??????

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