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God and Ed

I don’t believe in God, and I never have.  As a child I was forced to go to church, and I was expected to endure this ritual graciously.   528 more words

Adult Survivor Of Child Abuse

Further Thoughts on Estrangement

It is really easy, when your children have exited your life, to create yourself anew.  The past can be a secret hidden world that never existed if you are clever and deceptive. 579 more words

Attempt At Understanding

Forgiveness

Now there’s a word.

Psychologists define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve forgiveness. 291 more words

Adult Survivor Of Child Abuse

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Remember the childish game of plucking daisy petals, one by one? The sure way to determine whether that special someone loved you or not.

“She loves me, she loves me not, she loves me…she loves me not…”  401 more words

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Boy ‘Found’ In Basement Tells of Daily Abuse; Says Stepmom Made Him Hide

Twice a day, every day, Charlie Bothuell V told authorities, he had to complete workouts: 100 pushups, 200 sit-ups, 100 jumping jacks, 25 curls on each arm with a 25-pound weight and thousands of revolutions on an elliptical machine, reports USA Today. 871 more words

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Estrangement

There is a ton of advice out there – coming from sources such as self-help books, television psychiatrists,  internet forums and therapists – on what to do should you find yourself estranged from your parents/children.   464 more words

Adult Survivor Of Child Abuse

Post-Traumatic Growth ...

…the term used by the psychiatric community to describe positive changes in people resulting from their own traumatic experience.

After the trauma of an abusive childhood, about two-thirds of all survivors will come to a place where they rethink what they believe about themselves, and their world; 419 more words

Adult Survivor Of Child Abuse