How to handle Verbal Abuse?

How do you handle verbal abuse? We all have all kinds of relationships...some nurturing, others destructive, and others in between. We need all of our relationships in order to learn and develop. We all learn to separate the good connections from … [Read more...]

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...]

A Healthy Response to an Anger Attack

   Very often, people express their anger by “venting” so releasing their boil of unhappy emotions by verbally exploding.  The explosion makes the angry person feel good temporarily by decreasing the pressure inside and making the angry person feel a … [Read more...]

Trusting Yourself after Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse is meant to hurt  emotionally, of course, but it also hurts intellectually.  It begins to make the victim wonder if the words and actions are warranted.  Always questioning whether the abusive behavior is deserved. Eventually this … [Read more...]

Fighting Again? Find Out If Your Relationship Is Do, or Die

We talk a lot about managing your differences and learning to see them as opportunities to grow as a couple. Quite often, subjective things like “opposite personalities” are opportunities to express respect and trust, and don’t have to be what breaks … [Read more...]