"The derider intends to shame the person he derides." (St. Thomas Aquinas)
In a previous post I wrote about the early stages of a romantic relationship with someone who’s hiding an abusive personality, and how that experience…
"Go away, go away, don't you come back any more! Go away, go away, and please don't slam the door!"
One of the first casualties suffered by someone with an abusive partner is the silencing of her inner peace as well as her once-reliable and trusted…
One of the most destructive side-effects of being forced to endure an abusive relationship is the hazy fog that seems to settle over not only your mind…
One of the hallmark traits of an abusive personality is extreme, possessive jealousy, which can take many forms—all with an end goal of isolation…
“Using pornography is not OK behavior. It is a perverse and ridiculous intrusion into your relationship. It is an insult, it is disloyal and it is…
To abuse a child's parent is to abuse the child.
Despite the current trend in referring to an abusive personality as "the narcissist," that phrase shouldn't be thrown around carelessly. Here's what it…
Allow grief to envelope you as you go through the healing process after the damage of domestic abuse, but don’t let it engulf you.
"Anger is not the cause of abuse and control; abuse and control are symptoms of a Power Over mindset." (Dr. Chris Huffine)
The verbal abuser uses words to disparage, undermine, belittle or control others, which disfigures a relationship through one of the cruelest forms of…