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They Don’t Have To Hit You For It To Be Abuse

"An abuser isn’t abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character traits most of the time. That’s what makes the abuse so confusing when it happens, and what makes leaving so much more difficult."

I’ve felt like this for so long and it never seems to change.  I’ve been with a man for 6 years now, who always tells me when I make a mistake, that I don’t try hard enough.  Every day it’s something new that I haven’t done right. 

 

By |2020-02-18T08:36:21+00:00November 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trauma Therapy: Trauma Survivors have Symptoms Instead of Memories

It can be really tough to try to make sense of a past trauma and how it effects you in the here and now. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has a specific set of symptoms, such as nightmares and flashbacks. But the reality of complex trauma resulting from repeated traumatic events is that the effects go far beyond the symptoms outlined in the DSM.  One of the first steps in healing from trauma is to understand the problems that you are having in your life and how they might relate back to the traumas. Not every problem originates with trauma, but there are some problems that originate with trauma that you might not expect.

By |2020-02-18T09:56:43+00:00March 15th, 2015|PTSD and Trauma Therapy|54 Comments

Trauma Therapy: How Childhood Abuse Shows Up in Adult Life

Childhood abuse happened in the past. Unfortunately the effects of abuse don't stay tucked in the past but rather invade your daily life in ways that you might not expect.  Abuse is a perceived threat to one's safety and can be physical, emotional, verbal or sexual.  When we think of abuse we usually think of physical or sexual acts, but emotional and verbal abuse can be just as devastating.

By |2015-03-09T18:30:56+00:00March 9th, 2015|PTSD and Trauma Therapy|3 Comments