Abuse

Are my kids going to be affected?

For my situation the toxic behavior was mostly directed at me and much of the behavior was hidden from the kids. Whether it is directed at them or not, it is impossible for the children to be unaffected by a toxic person’s behavior. While they may not be a primary source, they will still be a source of energy for the toxic person. This article gives helpful advice on assessing your kids level of health and digging a little deeper.

Toxic People Affect Kids Too: Know the Signs and How to Explore a Little Deeper

Abuse, Narcissism

Wiping the Slate Clean

What is the key to a good relationship?

I am not sure this is a simple one-answer sort of question but there is one fundamental aspect to maintaining a thriving relationship. It is keeping a short tab or wiping the slate clean. Marriage counselors and veteran couples alike will vouch for this. Continue Reading

Abuse, Narcissism

A turning point

A few nights ago while at work I was listening to several of my coworkers talk and their conversation piqued my interest. I listened fascinated, but the more I heard the more I began to doubt myself, my actions, my decisions.

The conversation went something like this… Continue Reading

Abuse, Narcissism

THE NO CONTACT RULE

I have a reliable and simple plan for gaining and maintaining your sanity. I call it the No Contact Rule. This was not my idea nor did I implement it for myself, but I have become a firm believer in its effectiveness.

Sounds like I am recommending it but not using it? (Do as I say not as I do.) Well, not quite… Continue Reading

Abuse, Church, Narcissism

Owl bites and single moms

After 18 years of ER nursing I would think that there would be very little that could surprise me, yet I still manage to be astonished from time to time. I just worked the weekend and encountered yet another new complaint that I had not previous seen. I have seen dog bites, cat bites, human bites and snake bites (I was even bitten by a rabbit when I was a child), but I must say this was my first time to encounter an owl bite. Continue Reading