Recognizing Hidden Emotional Abuse in Relationship

Recognizing Hidden Emotional Abuse in Relationship

I frequently mention that our culture does not recognize abandonment and betrayal as traumatic shocks. The shock occurs partly because being deserted or cheated on usually comes as a final blow in a mind-numbing, repetitive cycle of emotional abuse. Elusive abuses of...
You Have Every Right to Outrage

You Have Every Right to Outrage

“When it comes to abrupt endings related to love, the experience is very similar to being the victim of a blunt force trauma. The symptoms are the same, and your functioning drops to the level of someone who needs to be hospitalized and treated for...
The Hidden Pain of Emotional Wounds

The Hidden Pain of Emotional Wounds

Emotional wounds can be even more devastating than obvious blows to the physical body and can have much longer-term effects. These hidden injuries pose a grave threat, not just to our physical, but also to our emotional well-being, and even to our psychological...
Betrayal: “The Most Underrated Trauma”

Betrayal: “The Most Underrated Trauma”

Heartbreak has an archetypal core, all heartbroken individuals suffer from the same kind of torture.—Ginette Paris When you learn your supposed loving partner or spouse, to whom you have devoted your life, is not at all loving or devoted to you, it is a shock. For...