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    Healing Emotional Abuse With Self-Kindness

    Healing Emotional Abuse With Self-Kindness

    This is Part II. in my series on how self-compassion can help heal victims of emotional abuse.

    Once you have begun to acknowledge your suffering, you are ready to learn how to provide yourself with self-kindness, an important component of self-compassion. | If you fall down and scrape your knee, you know that you need to cleanse the …

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    Healing Emotional Abuse Through Self-Compassion

    Healing Emotional Abuse Through Self-Compassion

    If you have been a victim of emotional or physical abuse, you are probably very good at putting yourself in your partner’s position and imagining how they feel. And you no doubt have a great deal of compassion for how difficult your partner’s life has been and what struggles and challenges he faces every day. But I doubt that you …

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    Why Shame is the Most Damaging Aspect of Emotional Abuse

    Why Shame is the Most Damaging Aspect of Emotional Abuse

    Emotional abuse and shame go hand in hand—a perfect marriage, so to speak. Shame is a significant factor in emotional abuse since it is the primary damage caused by emotional abuse. It is also the primary tool used by abusers and the source of emotionally abusive behavior in abusers. Coming to identify how shame is affecting you and understanding how …

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    When You Need to End an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

    When You Need to End an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

    Even when someone realizes they are being emotionally abused, they aren’t necessarily prepared to end the relationship. This is because most victims suffer from horrible, debilitating shame, shame that robs them of their motivation to take action, shame that prevents them from believing they deserve anything better. But in spite of the fact that you may feel ill-prepared to leave the relationship, there are some circumstances that indicate that you …

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