Scars of Emotional Abuse In Your Childhood Home

A whole generation victim of parental emotional abuse speaks out in more than 2154 responses... I'm fascinated by the huge response to a posting in Slate.com, asking this question:  When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their … [Read more...]

Too near, too far? How personal boundaries and self-esteem mix

In conflict situations, emotional and physical boundaries set the tone for how conflict will be handled, and even when/how conflict will arise. For some, a lack of boundaries creates contact that is more intrusive than intimate; for others, too many … [Read more...]

Abusive Behavior First Red Flag? Hear Him Yelling at You!

There is one emotional abuse sign that brings such a painful shock, we all try to rationalize and process it fast, as to get it out of our awareness. It's the shock a woman feels the first time he screams, calls her a name or insults her. He is … [Read more...]

A Better Relationship Means Telling Your Partner Where it Hurts

Much of the conflict in our lives begins when we feel that we are suffering (either alone or at the hands of those we’re in conflict with).Brian Lynch, M.D., has shared his thoughts on suffering and how we can see it in a different way. This helps … [Read more...]

What Child Abuse Does to The Brain

Child abuse is just as prevalent as it ever was, but now that the psychological effects of abuse are being studied in more depth, we are gaining more understanding about the effects of abuse on a person's life, both as a child and an … [Read more...]