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Why Do I even need a counselor?

Posted by laurenbacall , 29 November 2013 · 221 views

Hi All,
I am just reminding myself why I need a counselor in my life. I have always done everything by myself and it is hard to just nip that in the bud. But I am gradually seeing the light. I do need help and support from a therapist.
 
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Male Sexual Victimization Myths & Facts

Posted by laurenbacall , 24 November 2013 · 154 views

Male Sexual Victimization Myths & Facts
Adapted from a presentation at the 5th International Conference on Incest and Related Problems, Biel, Switzerland, August 14, 1991.
 
 
Myth  - If the perpetrator is female, the boy or adolescent should consider himself fortunate to have been initiated into heterosexual activity.
 
In r...


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Why Does it Take So Long to Get Over a Psychopath?

Posted by laurenbacall , 13 November 2013 · 689 views

Why Does it Take So Long to Get Over a Psychopath? Relationships with psychopaths take an unusually long time to recover from. Survivors often find themselves frustrated because they haven't healed as fast as they'd like. They also end up dealing with friends & therapists who give them judgmental advice about how it's "time to move on".

Whether you...


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Why do sociopaths marry?

Posted by laurenbacall , 11 November 2013 · 357 views

I decided to post this information due to it helps me to deprogram even further from the person who harmed me in college. Trauma bonds are difficult to break but not impossible. As I read why these people marry, I am for sure eyes wide open and getting more help with the breaking of the trauma bond. Yeah! And of course I am in complete shock as usual. I c...


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Worthiness

Posted by laurenbacall , 10 November 2013 · 174 views

I was recently encouraging another member regards being worthwhile to receive the reward for Chatter of the Month of October. I like what I wrote to her a great deal. I decided to write the same thing to myself and absorb it. Whoo hoo!  It is such a blessing to help others.
 
 
As far as not feeling worthy,
 
Here is what I t...


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Stages of grief from a psychopathic relationship

Posted by laurenbacall , 09 November 2013 · 1,992 views

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The traditional 5 stages of grief are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance .
You will undoubtedly feel all of those at some point while recovering from the psychopathic relationship. But losing a psychopath i...


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Emotional R*pe

Posted by laurenbacall , 07 November 2013 · 172 views

I am glad to find out what emotional r*pe is. It helps to clarify a few things for me or understand my abuser's motives. 
 
Emotional r*pe  can be defined as:
 
Emotional abuse characterized by patterned and purposeful behavior which purpose is to undermine and control the victim. It is an attack on the victim's personality rathe...


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My problems with respecting authority... :(

Posted by laurenbacall , 06 November 2013 · 279 views

Hi,
Here are some wonderful quotes on authority that may give some perspective to problems with submission to authority. I, for one, have had problems with authority or submission to authority, because I did not respect the authority in my home as a child.

I was not respected, so I did not respect the authority (of my mom & dad) in my home. This quot...





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