Emotional Abuse

“Mom, someone hurt me” — What She Said Next Matters a Lot

When something novel happens babies and small children will look to their parents to see how they should react. Their parent’s reaction then serves as a guide for how they should respond to this new thing or situation. From their parent’s reaction the baby will be trying to interpret whether this experience is safe, dangerous,…

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What is Emotional Abuse?

“He never hit me or anything.” “They weren’t that bad.” Does that sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. I often hear these statements from my therapy clients. They might be referencing their parents or a previous partner. The content displays the same thought process: And if I wasn’t abused then the things my therapist…

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