Emotional Abuse

13th Step in Recovery

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Addiction, Codependent Relationship, Emotional Abuse, Recovery, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sobriety |

13th Step in Recovery Most people are familiar with the term “12 Steps” even if they are not in recovery and even if they don’t know exactly what they are. Those who are or have been in recovery and part of a 12 Step fellowship are probably familiar with the 13th Step in Recovery. The 13th Step in Recovery Defined The 13th Step in Recovery is not actually part of the formal 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), or CA (Cocaine Anonymous) but is a slang term...

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How to remove yourself from the victim role

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Abusive Relationships, Codependent Relationship, Emotional Abuse, Helplessness, Recovery |

Addicts and alcoholics love to play the victim. We blame our addiction on outside people and circumstances. This allows us to shift responsibility for using drugs and drinking, and allows us to justify continuing to destroy our lives. We think, “If this had happened to you, you would use drugs and drink too.” This is not to say that addicts and alcoholics haven’t been through any trauma. Most addicts and alcoholics have. But instead of working through that trauma, we use it as an excuse...

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10 Signs You’re In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in Emotional Abuse, Relationships |

10 Signs You’re In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship 10 Signs You’re In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship: You partner isolates you from your friends and family Emotionally abusive spouses and partners want you all to themselves and don’t want you to have a life outside the relationship. 10 Signs You’re In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship: You are afraid to tell your partner about every day mishaps If you are afraid to tell your spouse or partner about everyday...

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