Never make someone a priority, when you are just an option.

After I wrote my piece this morning on emotional abuse, I got thinking about my relationship with James. It was an on and off relationship that went on for many years. Too many years. 19 years to be exact. Now first off - we didn't date all that time. We met when I was 20 … Continue reading Never make someone a priority, when you are just an option.

How to recognize emotional abuse

Emotional abuse comes in many forms and isn't always easy to recognize. Sometimes abuse is subtle while in other cases, emotional abuse can leave lasting scars that never fully heal. I speak here, from personal experience and I am going to share some warning signs to look out for. Unfortunately, I've been in my fair … Continue reading How to recognize emotional abuse

Crying is a natural human response – emotional abuse

I just read another AITA (Am I the Asshole) thread and left a few comments the discussion. Some of these discussions get me riled up as they spark memories of my own childhood or trauma in my younger years. I came back from the gym at 9pm and my girlfriend was waiting for me at … Continue reading Crying is a natural human response – emotional abuse

How anger can affect your health – coping with anger

For many years, especially in my twenties, I struggled with anger issues from past traumatic experiences. It took me a long time, nearly twenty years to be exact, to finally open up to someone I trusted about my experiences of sexual abuse and abusive partnerships. The first person I told my entire story to was … Continue reading How anger can affect your health – coping with anger