Month: September 2019

Identifying Mental And Emotional Abuse – Part 2

Source: pixabay.com Last week, we left off with signs of mental and emotional abuse. Symptoms like attacking the victim’s self-esteem, control on the person, and displaying accusations without basis. For this blog, more signs will be revealed, signs that you might think is normal, but in reality, it is already abuse.

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Helping Someone In Grief

The experience of grief is different for everyone, and it has no timetable. Grieving, however, is a necessary part of the coping and healing processes. — Jacqueline Pearce, MSEd, MHC Dealing with the death of a loved one is always challenging emotionally, and it can take a significant amount of time to reach the stage…

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Identifying Mental And Emotional Abuse – Part 1

Source: pixabay.com Abuse can come in many forms, not all being apparent and physically visible. Mental and emotional abuse is a more nefarious kind of abuse since it’s very hard for others and even yourself or the person being abused to detect when you are in the midst of it. Abuse of this kind seeks…

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Gender Dysphoria:  Not Just About Being Gay Or Lesbian Says Therapist

What is Gender Dysphoria? Gender dysphoria or gender identity disorder is the distress an individual experiences because of feeling uncomfortable with the physical or assigned gender and the gender with which they identify themselves with.  They also feel uncomfortable and troubled with the likely role they have to take with their assigned gender. The general…

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Effects Of Prolonged Emotional Abuse – Part 2 (How To Recover)

Source: pixabay.com Although it is most often thought of in terms of intimate partner relationships, emotional abuse can occur in other types of relationships as well. Parent-child relationships, for example, can be marked by emotional abuse, sometimes continuing well into adulthood. —  Betsy Smith, MEd, LPC-S Last week, short term and long term effects of emotional…

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Effects Of Prolonged Emotional Abuse – Part 1

Source: pixabay.com “You are such a stupid woman.” “Useless piece of crap, that’s what you are.” “Worthless wife.” “Can’t you do anything right?” These are just some of the words women hear from their husbands, partners, or boyfriends, and yet, they silently accept it. True – words cannot create a physical wound. It can do…

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