They say boundaries are a sign we care about the other, because we chose to be tough instead of abandon the relationship. So what if someone doesn't respect them?
Once you become trauma-informed and understand your parents, while well-meaning, were fighting their own battles, you start seeing the need for reparenting everywhere.
n a capitalist world that rewards the mechanical status quo, it is hard work to suffer from disabilities or mental health gracefully. But since we can't help doing it anyway, what is the best way to suffer nowadays?
Like many others, I have been struggling with low self-esteem for most of my life. There is pressure to deny this part of ourselves on social media, but is total positivity even possible?
As trauma survivors, the process of healing can overpower us, taking over our lives. So healing should be the most important thing in my life, right?
There is a lot of uncertainty in my life, requiring me to sit with the feeling. Can I learn to be comfortable with the lack of validation and not feel guilty for not justifying my existence?
I still mourn being sober even 18 months in. Refusing closure, what else am I refusing of letting go off?
Codepenency is easy to diagnose in others but nearly impossible within ourselves. How can we become aware and heal unhealthy patterns?
Growing up, I was not allowed a safe outlet for my feelings. They were dangerous to my caretakers, and thus to me.