Anyone who's come out of a long-term toxic romantic relationship knows that a manipulative, vindictive ex can all but ruin your life.
I was reading an article about sex trafficking, and I couldn't help noticing how the abusers got into the victim's head in Brianna's story. Psychopaths, sociopaths, predators, whatever you want to call them, they all follow basic patterns for victimizing others. It starts by asking seemingly innocuous, friendly questions. What they are really doing is gleaning … Continue reading All Predators Operate in the Same Manner
I am currently reading Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward, PhD. Most of her information and advice is spot on. However, I disagree with her on a couple of issues. Before I get into those, I should probably fill you in on why I'm reading this book. As stated in my … Continue reading On Forgiveness and Confrontations