Covert Abuse

When Covert Abuse No Longer Needs to Be Covert

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments
When Covert Abuse No Longer Needs to Be Covert

Excerpt From Book 1 of “Where There’s Smoke” by Demian Yumei “Covert abuse first introduced itself to me when I was a child, behind closed doors. Today, I see it out in the open. I hear it over the airwaves, watch it on television and see it online. It seems the bad behavior that comprises […]

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Updating Recovering from Covert Abuse

Written by on September 24, 2016 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments
Updating Recovering from Covert Abuse

Now that this blog is live, I’ll be updating this section of it as I intend it to be quite active. I’m still working on the structure and features of this blog and once I have that to my reasonable liking, I’ll be focusing more of my energies on content. Not only will I post […]

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Shame

Written by on August 19, 2014 in Covert Abuse with 2 Comments
Shame

Shame is a big one for me. Mainly because shame is the biggest impact of abuse. Shame can come sudden by traumatic event or it can creep in young and grow over the years. Whether it’s through physical, sexual or psychological abuse, anything that invalidates and renders you — your dignity as a human being […]

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Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 2

Written by on December 26, 2013 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments
Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 2

[Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 1 here] Sometimes the only reason a covert abuser offers you their friendship is to mess with your head. Their hatred no secret, they suddenly present you with a smiling face, a friendly gesture with no explanation or attempt for resolution — just a total and sudden change […]

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Making Friends with the Intended Target: Part 1

Written by on November 4, 2013 in Covert Abuse with 2 Comments

    While covert abusers can zero in on friends of targets to enlist new allies, they can, also, aim their friendship right on the target. When friendship is offered with agendas, it is not an offer of friendship at all. It’s a deception at best, a set up at worst. A covert abuser’s sudden […]

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Making Friends to Hurt Another

Written by on November 3, 2013 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments

  If you’re a friend of the target, you might pique the interest of a relational aggressor. Manipulators are very patient. Ever watchful, any conflict or unrest that arises between you will be picked up and may be seized upon as an opportunity to exploit your momentary discontent. Testing the waters, the relational aggressor may […]

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Friendship as Weapon: Relational Aggression

Written by on November 2, 2013 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments

Friendship is a precious thing. It brings to mind attributes of mutual respect, loyalty, trust, support, kindness, a shoulder to cry on, laughter to share. Much of what is called friendship is light and casual, a friendliness among acquaintances. But true friendship, while it may start there, grows and deepens into something more meaningful.  All […]

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Blasting While Blessing

Written by on September 12, 2013 in Covert Abuse with 0 Comments

Blasting while Blessing is a form of covert abuse where negative comments are couched among or between positive comments for the purpose of affecting a negative impact without appearing to. Blasting while Blessing is hiding a curse. It’s a slick character assassination that leaves unsuspecting persons negatively influenced without consciously realizing they’ve been played. It’s […]

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