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Denial or cognitive dissonance

I read an interesting post this morning here about denial being comfy.

Sometimes it’s denial, and sometimes a kind of cognitive dissonance from receiving mixed messages and a lack of validation or support. 515 more words

Passive Aggressive

The living contradiction

This blogger wrote about how good her passive aggressive husband can behave: oh, so good

Oh, how I understand. It’s the constant living contradiction and conflicting messages. 537 more words

Passive Aggressive

oh, so good

You know, the thing that gets me ….

It’s when he is nice.

Sometimes he….

…washes the dishes.

…brings in the groceries.

…offers to make dinner or buy dinner. 407 more words

Passive Aggressive Behavior


This past week, a girl at work got engaged.  I am very happy for her.  He seems like a nice guy.  I told her that I hope each year gets better from them. 554 more words

Passive Aggressive Behavior

A Lack of Empathy....

I came across this and thought it was SPOT ON!!!!

Abuse and Empathy: How Abusers Flunk the Empathy Test
JEFF CRIPPEN ♦ NOVEMBER 12, 2012 ♦ 84 COMMENTS… 920 more words


If you’ve EVER given your husband a list of things to do to “change” then this article is for YOU!!!!

No list holds the power to change a person’s heart. 1,292 more words

The Water Torturer...


The Water Torturer’s style proves that anger doesn’t cause abuse. He can assault his partner psychologically without even raising his voice. He tends to stay calm in arguments, using his own evenness as a weapon to push her over the edge. 754 more words