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How Not To Make The Same Mistakes Again

Most people can’t get behind the wheel of a car for the first time and…

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“All by myself. Don’t want to be…”

Like many other women of her age whose marriage finally founders, she had, she said, lost her voice. She had had to defer to her husband for years on end. Her husband had made her feel small, stupid and inadequate. He was, she said, ‘a strong personality’; while she is ‘sensitive’.
That, of course, is one interpretation.

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The Truth About Verbal Abuse

We live in a society where people habitually say rude, abrasive, sometimes clever, things to each other, which are often quite funny. But rude, abrasive words have the power to chip away at a person until they break them into small pieces.

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“Because”

One of the key stages in abuse recovery is making the shift from isolation into…

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Anyone who has been reading this blog for the last few months will already have…

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“A smile abroad

is often a scowl at home”  (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) It’s often said that when Life,…

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A quick chomp on an old onion skin

On a personal note, 2005 is ending with one of those unwanted gifts that may…

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Whose mind-set is it anyway?

In the last couple of weeks a with another nice man has set me thinking. This…

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The Billion Dollar Man

Do you know that exciting and unnerving feeling when different areas of your life come…

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The 5 Simple Steps to Healing from Narcissistic Abuse

Over the next 5 days, I'll send you some lessons and tips that I've found have really helped women to heal from narcissistic abuse.  Starting with the basics.