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If the Abuse is Ongoing

There is a blog entry on Labor Day at https://ritualabuse.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/labor-day/

I haven’t ever blogged about this, at least that I can remember. The closest I have come is writing about how to handle harassing phone calls, which, after all, are cues to show up for more abuse. 740 more words

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The Attitude-Language Connection

I’ve been working for a long time on treating myself at least as well as I treat others. Think I’m about 80% there now. (sigh) 524 more words

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Yet Another Identity Crisis

I came across this piece I wrote a dozen years ago for the Aug/Sept 2003 issue of the Survivorship notes. It’s now 2015 and I’m still right in the middle of this particular identity crisis. 596 more words

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Absent Minded? Spacey? Dissociated? Freudian Slip? Incipient Dementia?

The background for this blog entry —

I’m away for two weeks, visiting family, having fun. Sensibly, I wrote two blog entries before I left and sent them to myself so that all I had to do was post them. 456 more words

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Transference, Counter-Transference, and Resistance in Therapy

Transference means feelings that you transfer onto the therapist. In trauma terms, it’s a feeling flashback. The therapist sneezes the way your mother did (trigger) and all of a sudden you are feeling all the emotions you used to feel around your mother. 1,060 more words

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What Therapists Should Never Do

It’s the Summer Solstice tomorrow, and I really should have written a background piece about it. It’s doubly difficult for most ritual abuse survivors in the US and Canada because it coincides with Fathers’ Day. 960 more words

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That psycho b*tch in you?

I want to take a break from writing about therapy before plunging into discussing the therapy process itself. Boundaries, transference, counter-transference, termination; all those good things. 974 more words

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