Tag Archives: trust

Name that feeling

Questions that I hear in therapy:  What are you feeling right now?  Where do you feel it?  Which part of your body?  The same wonderful white horse was waiting for me again.  This time I was ready with some apple … Continue reading

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Where I belong

Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.  Isaiah 38:17 I didn’t plan to marry a man … Continue reading

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Questions that friends of victims ask

There’s a wonderful blog that often addresses important issues for women:  The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker In this post, she asked some important questions.  Here are two of them: “When do attempts to help and support become … Continue reading

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Everything has a price

When I met my husband, he was a senior in college and in ROTC.  Other than his uniforms, his clothes were few and almost worn out.  Both his parents were professionals in decent paying jobs, his only sister had already … Continue reading

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Choking on gratitude (article concluson)

After helping me to understand why he struggles with such an inability to apologize,  the article goes on to discuss gratitude, or the narcissistically driven person’s lack of it. Substitutes for simple gratitude are listed as conferring approval, reversing roles, … Continue reading

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Caught in brain spin

I’m not sure I can coherently write in the moment, but I want to try.  This is usually where I go into fog, so I’m going to try to write it all out. There’s a job he’s working on.  It’s … Continue reading

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