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30th-Nov-2010 05:11 pm - Thought-Stirring Post: Public Entry
lisbeth
This week's topic is one that has been repeatedly requested by our members, quite possibly because it is not only so prominent a phenomenon, but also such an overlooked and minimized form of abuse.

Emotional abuse.Collapse )

This week's questions:
  • How has emotional abuse affected you?
  • What particular forms of emotional abuse were most difficult for you to recognize as abuse?
  • How does the way you view/treat/talk to yourself compare to the way your emotional abusers view(ed)/treat(ed)/talk(ed) to you?
  • What further questions do you have or what further areas of emotional abuse would you like help with?
lisbeth
PUBLIC ENTRY

Emotional abuse: Discussion and link.Collapse )

This week's questions about emotional abuse are:
  • How has emotional abuse impacted you most?
  • How have you come to recognize and identify emotional abuse?  What kinds of behaviors do you see as red flags?
  • What are some effective coping methods you've learned to help you recover from emotional abuse?
  • What kinds of habits and behaviors do you regularly employ to promote healthy emotional interactions between yourself and loved ones?
20th-Oct-2009 05:23 pm(no subject)
Lesbian kisses
Hey, I'm back! I spent... uh, well, actually, I'm just going to cut this whole entry for triggers OF: hospitalization, SI/suicidality [not graphic], child abuse, contact from parents, triggering songs, healing, therapy, The Bleed, endo, PCOS, etc. Also talks about religion, specifically Christianity. please do let me know if I missed one, it's... not a good day for me physically.

In every loss in every lie In every truth that you'd deny And each regret and each goodbye was a mistake to great to hide And your voice was all I heard That I get what I deserve So give me reason to prove me wrong to wash this memory clean Let the floods cross the distance in your eyesCollapse )
29th-Apr-2009 02:48 am - You were Wild. Where are you now?
Still Alive
"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be un-lived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."

- Maya Angelou

Cut for length, discussion of abuse, harassment, stalking, and inability to escape.Collapse )

Apologies if I have missed any possible triggers in this cut.
27th-Apr-2009 07:56 pm - Clothesline Project
rise from the ashes
triggered for physical abuse, sexual assault, awareness, telling people about abuse, numb, body memories, not being beleived, abusive mother on drugs, recollection of abuser, disassociation

Read more...Collapse )
18th-May-2008 11:44 pm(no subject)
Glam!
So, I'm nearing the end of my first month of an outpatient treatment program - I start week four on Tuesday night (Monday is a holiday here). While therapy itself is interesting, I'm still nowhere near actually connecting to my emotions when I speak about my history.

Non-graphic mention of child abuse, rape, self-harm, suicidal ideation & other stuffCollapse )
I hope everyone here is doing well. *hugs* to you who need it. Thanks for reading.
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