How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t

If you are an adult survivor of emotional child abuse, you probably have a hard time differentiating the "safe" people in your life from ones that are crazy-makers or harmful to your well-being. In fact, you may not even grasp the concept of "safe people." That's not your fault. Raised by toxic people, you weren't … Continue reading How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t

How Do You Handle Mother’s Day When Your Mother Was Abusive?

TV ads this weekend make all mothers ready for instant canonization... but as readers of The Invisible Scar know, not all mothers are good mothers. So, how do handle a day dedicated to motherhood when your own mother was abusive and so not worthy of gifts or cards? You have two choices: Ignore the day … Continue reading How Do You Handle Mother’s Day When Your Mother Was Abusive?