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Addiction and Emotional Abuse

“The truth is that the few times he was physical with me were tiny blips on a long timeline of subtle manipulation, public humiliation, controlling behavior and gaslighting.” So writes Leigh Stein of her abusive boyfriend in her Washington Post essay,

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  • November 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    This is such a great article. Emotional abuse is like “soul murder” especially when it comes from people who you thought loved and cared for you. But you can recover with lots of self compassion and always remember that it was never your fault.

    • November 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      Sue, so glad to hear that the article spoke to you. You make a great point that self-compassion is a key component of recovery. Wishing you the very best on your journey and thank you for reading!


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