“As you think, so shall you be.” Wayne W. Dyer
Samantha is a new client whose ex is ruining her life. She bravely shared with me the story of her life with her ex-husband of more than seven years. It was absolutely heartbreaking:
He was verbally abusive, calling her every name in the book, except her given name or anything endearing. One Saturday, she counted 30 names she had been called by him before 9:30 am.
He was emotionally abusive, telling her she needed to lose weight or that her successful career was a fluke. She bought him ...continue reading...
“It’s never pretty when you leave an abusive and controlling relationship. The warden always protests when the prison gets shut down.” Dr. Steve Maraboli
Physical abuse can be easy to spot. There’s no denying bruised ribs, a black and blue eye or a broken bone.
Although not as easy to spot, emotional and verbal abuse can be just as damaging to our spirits.
My client, Kathleen, was in her marriage for 30 years and didn’t realize that she had been abused by her husband until months after he left and she sought help.
My client, Andrea, was married to ...continue reading...
“Let your heart guide you. It whispers…so listen closely.” The Land before Time
I believe that our souls are always speaking to us, whispering to us.
And our souls love nothing more than to speak to us through our most important relationships.
When we’re caught-up in the craziness and drama of our lives, we can’t hear it.
So it has to speak louder.
When we still don’t listen to what it is we need to hear, it starts screaming.
Screaming comes in lots of forms:
Your husband’s affair…
Being on the receiving end of abuse…
Crying yourself ...continue reading...
“But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep…this will leave another scar. No one will see it. No one will know. But it will be there. And eventually, all of the scars will have scars, and that’s all I’ll be – one big scar of a love gone wrong.” Amanda Grace, But I Love Him
Physical abuse can be easy to spot. There’s no denying bruised ribs, a swollen eye or as is the case with my loving and strong mother-in-law, burned skin all over one of her arms; a reminder that never goes away.