Tag: invalidation

Self-Blame

Self-Blame

Written by on June 13, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 7 Comments

Covert abuse: the assaults, the pain…did I do something to deserve this? No. I could leave it at that and end this post, but I’ll delve into it a little further in case you’re not convinced. And if you’re a victim of covert abuse, chances are you aren’t. Covert abuse, with its systematic erosion of […]

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Self-Trivializing

Self-Trivializing

Written by on June 9, 2012 in The Healing Journey with 11 Comments

Am I making a mountain out of a mole hill? When we experience covert abuse, the very subtlety of it can make us feel embarrassed or even apologetic to bring it up. We — and others — may make us feel silly as if we were making a big deal out of nothing. Trivializing is […]

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