Just Stop It

This is not the normal post, it's not (specifically) about domestic violence, but I want to give one piece of advice to all parents out there --- Stop judging yourself so harshly. Stop setting your expectations so high that they are impossible to reach. Stop believing you have to be perfect at everything you attempt. Stop…Read more Just Stop It

Consequences and Accountability

Today's post might be a bit of a rant, but it's what's on my mind, so I hope you bear with me... and I welcome courteous conversation if you want to comment. I talk a lot about the effects of abuse. I've talked about forgiveness, moving on and I've talked a bit about never going…Read more Consequences and Accountability

Gradual Destruction

Self-esteem is a dangerous thing to lose. When our self-esteem is low, it affects every relationship we are in. It affects intimate partner relationships, friendships, child-parent relationships, business relationships ... and impacts our ability to build new relationships. When something happens, in life or in relationship, our self-esteem helps define how we react to it.…Read more Gradual Destruction