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...
Betrayal: Did You Choose Your Reality?

Betrayal: Did You Choose Your Reality?

After a mind-bending abandonment by my long-time partner I received a lot of well-meaning advice. Some friends recommended to me, if I was serious about healing, that I take “one-hundred percent responsibility for everything that happened.” When I expressed my...
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...