dysfunctional family

Breaking the Chains of Victimhood When You’ve Been Abused By Paul Hellwig “Toxically shamed people tend to become more and more stagnant as life goes on. They live in a guarded, secretive, and defensive way. They try to be more than human (perfect and controlling) or less than human (losing interest in life or stagnated in some addictive behavior).” ~John Bradshaw- Healing the Shame That Binds You Do you feel...

Read More

TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of sexual abuse and may be triggering to some people. “No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.” ~Tiffany Madison Childhood innocence. When I think of it I always picture a baby lying on their back, playing with their feet. They are laughing, cooing, smiling, and lost in a sense of wonder. Full of joy,...

Read More

    I think there are many reasons why people don't see there upbringing as dysfunctional. First and foremost is that the only example they have is their own childhood. They have nothing to compare theirs to. They may have glimpses of the family life of their friends and neighbors but not the whole picture. Also dysfunctional family life by its very own nature does not allow...

Read More