Help If You Are In A (Possibly) Abusive Situation.

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Knowing if you’re in an abusive situation or relationship can sometimes be hard. You may feel as if something is really wrong, but maybe you’re still questioning or blaming yourself.

“If I tried harder,” or “is my relationship too important to abandon,” are frequent thoughts you may be having.

But either way, if you’re in a stressful or dangerous situation, you need to look after yourself and get some help.

There is a unique resource that can help you. It’s called One Love.

What is particularly impressive about One Love is that they not only offer a lot of articles about relationships but they also have a My Plan, App.

Please check out this resource if you need help or are even just thinking you might need help.

Note: If you are in imminent danger call, 911 immediately.

Additional Note: One Love is located in the USA but is available worldwide.

What Is PTSD And C-PTSD In Real Life?

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“Normally when we think about “PTSD,” our minds jump to those who’ve been in combat. While it is certainly an issue for those who’ve been in real-life war zones, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD aren’t just exclusive to war veterans. In fact, many survivors of childhood emotional neglect, physical or emotional abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault and rape can suffer from the symptoms of PTSD or Complex PTSD if they endured long-standing, ongoing and inescapable trauma.

These individuals face combat and battle in invisible war zones that are nonetheless traumatic and potentially damaging. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 8 million people can develop PTSD every year and women are twice as likely than men to experience these symptoms.”

read more at PTSD And Complex PTSD: What Happens When You’ve Lived In A Psychological War Zone | Thought Catalog

The Sins You Didn’t Commit.

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“One day, when it stops.

When you finally feel safe,
it will all fall apart.

Screaming for attention,
it rises like bile.

Crushing your mind,
your strength,
your heart.

Memories previously sweet,
erupt into brutalities.

Your life, perceived reality,
shatter into gaslit deceits.

Next, comes the dark.
Bringing self-hate, shame,
and guilt.

For all the sins you didn’t commit.”

-(c) 2018 itstimetogethonest.com

Beware Of Dealing with a Dangerous Narcissistic Or Toxic “Healer” or Guru

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Awareness of narcissistic abuse and its effects is quickly becoming more and more widespread. As the survivor community grows online in blogs, forums, Instagram pages, Facebook communities and across real-life communities, the number of “healers” and “gurus” who purport to help survivors on their journey continues to expand as well.

While there are many incredible therapists, coaches, spiritual guides, authors, bloggers and advocates in a number of different fields who can provide a great deal of rich wisdom to the survivor community, there are also predators who mask themselves as healers in order to gain narcissistic supply (praise, admiration and/or resources).

When consulting these resources, it is important to distinguish between authentic advocates who genuinely want to help and those who are looking to exploit survivors at their most vulnerable stage of the healing journey.

Things To Look Out For And Avoid;

-They engage in monopolization and sabotage of any perceived competitors.

-They charge excessive costs in exchange for minimum value.

-They exhibit a “their way or the highway” philosophy rather than the idea that “it takes a village.”

-They participate in unethical practices and violation of boundaries.

-They provide false hope and egregiously improbable promises.

Edited from: 5 Signs You’re Dealing with a Dangerous Narcissistic “Healer” or Guru | Recovering from a Narcissist by Shahida Arabi, M.A.

Hit Me, You Bastard

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“I remember going to one of those group things and another woman shared how she used to wish sometimes that her partner would just shut up and take a swing at her because then she could finally walk out. Cause we all know that hitting and physical abuse is wrong but it can be so damn hard sometimes when you’re stuck in the mess of it all to know if the verbal shit has gone too far. I could really relate to what she was saying.” By Chanty (offered via promise of anonymity)

Do We Ever Run Out Of Tears? ~ Quote

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“Do we ever, actually, run out of tears?”

~original image quote inspired by the incredibly brave women of psychopathfree.com who do indeed despite initial fears, stop crying, stand up strongly, and move on truimphantly.

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