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From the Editor’s Mailbox: Being a Trusted Adult to Your Siblings, Going No Contact, and Why Therapy May Not Work for You

Editor's Note: The Invisible Scar does not offer professional advice, only opinion. Here's a look at the most common questions popping up in my inbox lately and some thoughts regarding them. My younger siblings live at home, and they're being emotionally abused by our parents. What can I do? Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse… Continue reading From the Editor’s Mailbox: Being a Trusted Adult to Your Siblings, Going No Contact, and Why Therapy May Not Work for You

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From the Editor’s Mailbox: ‘Earning’ a Parent’s Love, Experiencing Flashbacks, and Explaining NPD

The Invisible Scar receives lots of emails every month, and some have questions best shared with our readers in this "From the Editor's Mailbox" column. The subject matter merits more input, and, though our main advice is for the sender to turn to therapy, we also invite helpful insight or support. Here's a look at… Continue reading From the Editor’s Mailbox: ‘Earning’ a Parent’s Love, Experiencing Flashbacks, and Explaining NPD

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On Finding a Therapist; Helping Someone Abused; and Wondering Whether You’ll Ever Get Better [From the Editor’s Mailbox]

I receive a lot of email from The Invisible Scar readers and answer them privately as time permits. Some questions, however, have a more universal appeal or would benefit from readers' input, so I'm sharing those in this month's edition of From the Editor's Mailbox. (The questions are all real, the names are not.) Can… Continue reading On Finding a Therapist; Helping Someone Abused; and Wondering Whether You’ll Ever Get Better [From the Editor’s Mailbox]

ACONs · Adult Survivors of Emotional Child Abuse · Child Abuse · Emotional Child Abuse · From the Editor

2-Year Blog Anniversary: A Heartfelt Thanks to Readers… and Some News

Dear readers, Two years ago today, The Invisible Scar was launched. For some time, I had been wanting to write a blog post on my personal site to raise awareness of emotional child abuse, but I had too much to say, too much information kicking around my head, too much of a desire to just… Continue reading 2-Year Blog Anniversary: A Heartfelt Thanks to Readers… and Some News

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From the Editor’s Mailbox: Smear Campaigns, Spreading Awareness, Maintaining Relationships With Abusive Parents, and More

As managing editor of The Invisible Scar, I'm always open to receiving your emails and comments. Sometimes, I get a flurry of emails on a theme or that have answers that benefit more than one person. I tackle those questions in a monthly post called From the Mailbox. Here's a look at the emails that… Continue reading From the Editor’s Mailbox: Smear Campaigns, Spreading Awareness, Maintaining Relationships With Abusive Parents, and More

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From the Editor’s Mailbox | Signs of Emotional Abuse, Links, and Parental Alienation

I tackled my mailbox this morning and saw several repeated questions, so I thought I'd share the answers in a post. Here are the most recent questions from various folks. How do I know if I'm being used? Am I being abused? I get a lot of mail from folks sharing their personal stories and… Continue reading From the Editor’s Mailbox | Signs of Emotional Abuse, Links, and Parental Alienation

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How to Read an Online Article About Narcissism

This morning, I read an online article about narcissism yet decided not to share it for two very important reasons: 1. The information within the article was incorrect. 2. No research was cited at all. Despite those two facts, the article was heavily shared on social networks. TheĀ current trend is to call anything like self-esteem… Continue reading How to Read an Online Article About Narcissism

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From the Editor | Your Real Identity, a Comment About Comments, and a Thank You

I've a little memo pad with scribbled replies to some emails that I hoped would form one cohesive email. They haven't. So, here's a hodge podge of a blog post addressing a few concerns and comments from The Invisible Scar mailbox. Please double-check your identity before you comment. I've been getting a lot of email… Continue reading From the Editor | Your Real Identity, a Comment About Comments, and a Thank You