The Progression Of Violence

Phase I: The Tension Building Stage The woman tries to calm the man by becoming nurturing, compliant, either anticipating his every whim or staying out of his way. She accepts his abusiveness as legitimately directed towards her. She believes she can prevent his anger from escalating. She becomes his accomplice … Continue reading

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear by Richard Skerritt [Fear is a huge issue for people in abusive situations, because for many of us, there is a compelling need for us to take action to change our situation to protect ourselves. Fear can be paralyzing, especially when we are stepping into the unknown and … Continue reading

Healing, Forgiving and Overcoming Abuse

Healing, Forgiving and Overcoming Abuse By Nancy Richards The soul cannot forgive until it is restored to wholeness and health. In the absence of love—how can one forgive? With an abundance of love, starting with one’s self, forgiveness becomes a viable opportunity. At some point in every abuse survivor’s healing … Continue reading

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