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Tea and conversation is a family tradition my sister and I cherished. It's a tradition I share with friends and people I like to get to know.
There's so much to talk about -- loss, grieving, healing, joy, matters of the heart, broken and whole.
Make yourself comfortable, while I put the kettle on.
Then we can talk. It's okay. I'll go first.
I used to think the worst thing that happened to me, as a child, was the incest. But It wasn’t. The worst thing my abuser did to me was telling me he loved me.
Gaslighting — redefining and recreating reality — is characteristic of covert abuse, among other toxic dynamics that first undermine and then slowly destroy you.
I am committed to unraveling, understanding and articulating these dynamics for my empowerment and yours. In this section I post articles specific to covert abuse and share excerpts from my work in progress, the book series, "Where There's Smoke: Recovering from Covert Abuse".
Keeping the Dream